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.  
Born in Frindsbury, Kent, Oakley was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford and ordained in 1858.  After curacies at St Luke’s, Berwick Street,  and St James, Piccadilly , London,  he was then Vicar of St Saviour’s, Hoxton  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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|Church of England titles|
| Dean of Carlisle |
1882 – 1884
William George Henderson
Benjamin Morgan Cowie
| Dean of Manchester |
1884 – 1890
Edward Craig Maclure