Potters Fields / St Olave's graveyard

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Sunday 3 February 2013 3.07pm
Does anyone have any information on the Oxley family? Their grave is located near City Hall, next to Potters Field - at the bottom of Tooley Street? I understand this is the site of Olave's burial ground, consecrated in 1583. I noticed the grave on a walk earlier today and have been doing a little searching to find out more..and thought this might be a good place to find out more. It looks as thought the gravestone is well maintained, compared to the others.
Sunday 3 February 2013 6.17pm
Have you tried British History Online?

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/search

You could run a general search of all the sources on the site, or narrow it to the post-WW2 [i] Survey of London [i] - which includes several volumes on what is now the LB of Southwark. When I tried the first it generated numerous pages.

Meanwhile a Google search appeared to produce quite a number of family history links to Oxley.
Sunday 3 February 2013 9.48pm
Wonder if Southwark have a department that tells you why streets are named? There in an Oxley Close, newish, well 20 years or so! in Rolls Road.
Monday 4 February 2013 8.43am
Just found this on the RootsWeb site. Hope it helps in some way.
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/OXLEY/2000-04/0955104418
Monday 4 February 2013 9.08am
There is a Rolls family tomb in the park behind Mary Magdalen Church, Long Lane / Bermondsey Street. The Rolls are descended from James James who died in 1677. He settled in London and acquired a valuable estate in along the area of Old Kent Road between the parishes of Bermondsey and Camberwell (both now part of Southwark) Surrey.

The Rolls family are the Rolls of Rolls-Royce car fame through Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls_family

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