Search This Blog

Jeremiah Oakley

Jeremiah Oakley, deprived in 1690, was a leading non-juror.

Source: Malden, Henry Elliot. 'Rectors and vicars of Surrey parishes (supplementing and correcting the lists in "Manning & Bray's History of Surrey").' Surrey Archaeological Collections, 27 (1914).

Note: The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (VII of Scotland) in 1688 by a union of Parliamentarians with an invading army led by the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange), who as a result ascended the English throne as William III of England.

The low church Whigs had failed in their attempt to exclude James from the throne between 1679 and 1681, and James's supporters were the High Church Anglican Tories.

Many of the Anglican clergy felt legally bound by their previous oaths of allegiance to James II and, though they could accept William as Regent, they could not accept him as King. It was not necessarily a split on matters of religious doctrine, but more of a political issue and a matter of conscience, though most of the non-jurors were high church Anglicans.

There were nine nonjuring bishops (including the Archbishop of Canterbury) who were joined by about 400 other Anglican clergy in England, a substantial majority of the bishops in Scotland, and one bishop in Ireland. In February 1690, the six surviving nonjuring English bishops were deprived of their sees and deposed as were the non-juror clergy of their livings.

The following are baptisms recorded in the Sutton Parish register

09 Sep 1688 Mary d. Jeremia Oakley, Rector.
30 Jan 1686 Rich. s. Jeremy Oakley, Rector.
13 Oct 1689 James & John s. Mr Jer. Oakeley, Rector.

There are also burials

05 Dec 1694 Phineas s. Jer. Oakeley.
19 Feb 1697 Samuell s. Jeremy Oakeley.

The name Oakley or Ockley is known in the Sutton register from the before the time when Jeremiah Oakley become rector through until the 19th century.