Okewood, Surrey Genealogy
'OAKWOOD, or Okewood, a chapelry in Abinger, Wotton, and Ockley parishes, Surrey; adjacent to Sussex, 5¼ miles N W by N of Horsham r. station, and 8½ S S W of Dorking. It was constituted in 1853; and its post town is Ockley, under Dorking. Pop. in 1861, 703. Houses, 134. Pop. of the Abinger portion, 417; of the Wotton portion, 218. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £322. Patron, W. J. Evelyn, Esq. The church stands on a low eminence, surrounded by woods; is rude early English, with heavy buttresses and pointed roof; and contains a good brass of Sir Edwardde la Hale of 1431.'
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Surrey Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870).
- 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.