John Oakley (priest)

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The Very Rev John Oakley (28 October 1834 – 10 June 1890) was Dean of Carlisle and then Manchester in the last quarter of the 19th century. [1] [2]

Born in Frindsbury, Kent, Oakley was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford and ordained in 1858. [1] After curacies at St Luke’s, Berwick Street, [3] and St James, Piccadilly , London, [4] he was then Vicar of St Saviour’s, Hoxton [5] followed by a short spell in Carlisle as Dean of the cathedral followed by a further six years at Manchester, also as dean.


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  1. 1 2 Stephen, Sir Leslie (1895). Dictionary of National Biography. Macmillan. p.  291 . Retrieved 12 February 2020. Very Rev John Oakley (28 October 1834 – 10 June 1890).CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "The Very Rev Dr J. Oakley". The Times Thursday 12 June 1890; pg 5; Issue 33036; Col F Obituary
  3. Westminster City Archives Archived 2011-05-25 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Church Web-Site
  5. Historical details
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Francis Close
Dean of Carlisle
1882 1884
Succeeded by
William George Henderson
Preceded by
Benjamin Morgan Cowie
Dean of Manchester
1884 1890
Succeeded by
Edward Craig Maclure