Here is the story of my 8x great-grandparents! I hope you enjoy it!!
I’ll start with my 8x great grandfather, John Okell: he was born on May 6, 1675 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England to Thomas Okell (age 20) and Elizabeth Barker (age 25). He was the first of 5 children (including John) born to Elizabeth and Thomas. Here are his siblings in birth order (not including John): Ellen Okell (1681-1780), Sarah Okell (1683-1731), Thomas Okell (1691-1691), and Anna Okell (1695-1728). John passed away on June 29, 1738 at the age of 63 years old in his hometown of Daresbury, Cheshire, England, and was buried there.
On January 24, 1695 John married the love of his life, Margaret Waterhouse in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. John was 19 years old and Margaret was also 19 years old at the time. During their 43 year marriage they had 4 children, here they are from oldest to youngest:
Robert Okell (1700-1800)* (7x great grandfather)
Margaret Okell (1708-1803)
Thomas Okell (1716-1793)
Hannah Okell (1726-1731)
My 8x great grandmother Margaret Waterhouse was born on June 5, 1675 in Thornhill, Yorkshire, England to John Waterhouse (age 65) and Sarah Ann Waterhouse (age 60). Margaret was the last child of 5 children (including Margaret) born to John and Sarah Ann Waterhouse. Here are Margaret’s siblings in birth order (not including Margaret): Nathaniel Waterhouse (1637-1737), Alice Waterhouse (1640-1779), Ann Waterhouse (1644-1736), and Emma Waterhouse (1652-1732). See above for marriage information regarding Margaret and a list of her children. Margaret Waterhouse passed away on March 21, 1775 at the age of 99 years old in Daresbury, Cheshire, England and was buried there.