July 22, 1830, Ealing, London, England.
October 26, 1903, Eastbourne, England.
Oakeley attended Rugby School and Oxford University, then went on to study in Leipzig, Dresden, and Bonn, Germany. He taught at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Reid Chair of Music, 1865–91). Archbishop Tait gave him a doctorate of music at Canterbury in 1871; he received his knighthood in 1876, and five years later became Composer of Music to Queen Victoria in Scotland. Among his better known works is Suite in the Olden Style op. 27 (1893).
Oakeley’s burial place