• All members must be aware of our current Family History UK Community Rules

    Please read the following:

    Read the current rules of the forum

    Thank you

    If you are a business -please contact us to advertise or be a sponsor on our FHUK Community Genealogy forums

Oldest ancestor in avillage at a time (or one of them)

benny1982

Loyal Member
Staff member
Moderator
Posts
5,275
Likes
104
Location
Norwich
#1
Oldest ancestor in a village at a time (or one of them)

Hi

My great, great, great grandfather William Wilson was aged 82 in 1901 living in the village of Eldon in Durham. By then he had been retired for about 15 years. He was an ex miner. He was one of the two oldest residents of that village. A John Anderson was also the same age as William.

William died on the 27th April 1902 at 24 Halls Row, Eldon. I would have thought at 83, he would have been quite well respected in the small village due to being over 80 when he died wouldn't you agree?

Ben
 
Last edited:

Similar threads

Top