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Jenkins, Henry [called the Modern Methuselah] (d. 1670), claimant to extreme old age

Gordon Goodwin and Eleanor O'Keeffe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/14727

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Jenkins, Henry [called the Modern Methuselah] (d. 1670), claimant to extreme old age, was a native of Ellerton upon Swale, Yorkshire. He subsisted as a labourer and fisherman. Latterly he gained a livelihood by begging, and to attract attention regaled his patrons with anecdotes of his younger days. He claimed ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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