St. John the Evangelist Church Ockley was built ca. 1870 as a Chapel of EaseA daughter church within an ecclesiastical Parish, or a chapel in an outlying area of the parish that is more convenient for parishioners to attend for Ockley St. Margaret. It was declared redundant ca. 1980 and sold for housing. The former church building is in School Lane, adjacent to the school.
There was no graveyard at St. John's church. However burials would have taken place at the parish church,Ockley St. Margaret, the monumental inscriptions for St. Margaret's were collected by volunteers in 1985. There are just over 600 names recorded in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Ockley St Margaret from 1539-1865.
WSFHS CD32 (Ancient Parishes in the Dorking District – Transcriptions and Indexes. February 2013) has baptismal records for Ockley St Margaret from 1539-1840; and Burial records from 1539-1840.
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The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find the surviving parish registers, is the Surrey History Centre.
Part of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Ockley was merged into the new ecclesiastical parishesan 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 Coldharbour, Christ Church and Holmbury St Mary in 1878.
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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