Introduction to the Oakdens
Sir Ralph & Lady Rosa Oakden are the most renowned of the Oakdens and were parents to my Grandma Hooke, Elaine, married to Col Cyril Hooke (son of George Archer Hooke) in February 1926 in India, where he was in the British Army and Sir Ralph was high up in the Indian Civil Service.
Sir Ralph was one in a long line of Ralph Oakdens who date back beyond the 15th century to a place called Waterhouses, Waterfall, Staffordshire.
During the 19th century our branch of the Oakden family tree established themselves in Goudhurst, Kent.
Oakden pages to be created 2019/20