1802–1880

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 5, 1802, Shrews­bury, Shrop­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 29, 1880, Isl­ing­ton, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Ma­ry’s Cath­o­lic Ce­me­te­ry, Ken­sal Green, Eng­land.

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Biography

Frederick was the son of Charles Oak­e­ley, gov­er­nor of Ma­dras (now known as Chen­nai).

He at­tend­ed Christ Church, Ox­ford, and took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1828.

In 1832, he be­came Pre­ben­dary of Lich­field Ca­thed­ral; in 1837, he be­gan preach­ing at White­hall, and at Mar­ga­ret Street Cha­pel, Lon­don, in 1839. In 1845, he switched from the Church of Eng­land to Ro­man Ca­thol­i­cism; he became can­on at West­min­ster Ca­thed­ral in 1852.

For many years he worked among the poor of West­min­ster. His po­et­ry col­lect­ions in­clude Ly­ra Li­tur­gi­ca: Re­flec­tions in Verse for Ho­ly Days and Sea­sons (1865).

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