The ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England
of St John the Baptist Okewood (Oakwood) was created from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Wotton in 1723; the parish was refounded in 1853 from the Ancient Parishesan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Wotton, Abinger and Ockley
The inscriptions for Okewood were noted by Alfred Bax in 1888. There just under 200 entries forOkewood in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index.
West Surrey FHS also has a digital copy of Cokayne,G.E. Surrey parish registers & MI's, Volume VI which includes some Okewood MIs (our thanks to Surrey Archaeological Society for allowing us to copy from their Arhcives). This has not been transcribed nor indexed.
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WSFHS CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Okewood (Oakwood) St John the Baptist from 1696 to 1865.
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WSFHS CD32(Ancient Parishes in the Dorking District) has baptismal records for Okewood (Oakwood) St John the Baptist from 1700 to 1840; marriages from 1697 to 1751 and burials from 1696 to 1840.
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Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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