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HENRY JENKINS: Evidences of the Great Age of, With Notices Respecting Longevity & Long Lived Persons etc. Together with his Manuscript Epitah.
Richmond John Bell 1859 - Henry Jenkins "The Modern Methuselah" died in 1670 at, it is claimed, the amazing age of 169. He was a native of Ellerton-upon-Swale near Richmond in Yorkshire & subsisted as a labourer and fisherman. He claimed to have been born around 1501 and to have been involved as a boy in the Battle of Flodden Field and to have been butler to Lord Conyers of which there is some evidence.The facts are laid out in this scarce 32pp the Vicar of Bolton church where he is buried.The framed orig manuscript is of the inscription to be found in the church yard at Bolton on Swale and is the work of William Farmerie Lincoln. October 2. Anno Domini 1755. A fuller account can be found in volume one of Horsefall Turner's " Yorkshire Folkore Journal 1888 " [ also available ] Together with the rare etched broadside of 1752 by Thomas Worlidge which contains Anne Saville's biographical account of 1696 and the epitaph referred to above. Printed for J.Bowles in St Pauls Churchyard & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill. Mounted on a canvas stretcher in a fine old oak frame with gilt slip. The three items for. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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