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looking for people who died age 100+ at Tutbury around 1600s
« on: Sunday 06 March 22 18:39 GMT (UK) »
hello I am looking for anyone who died at Tutbury Staffordshire around the 1600s-1720s  who died aged 100+.
because it was very rare to live to that age especially back that era i am hoping it might be easy to find
 
thank you ever so much i am very grateful
April 

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Re: looking for people who died age 100+ at Tutbury around 1600s
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 06 March 22 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked newspapers of the time, if there were any?

Have you looked at registers of burials, if any survive, and if ages at death were given?

Any mention of people who lived to a great age may or may not be accurate. Many people would not know their dates of birth or how old they were. There were no birth certificates. Ages recorded at burial are likely to be someoneís best guess. Fibs could have been told for the novelty value.

As you mention dates and place, is there anyone specific you are looking for?

According to https://www.parishmouse.co.uk/staffordshire/tutbury-staffordshire-family-history-guide/
Parish records for Tutbury donít start till 1668.

This gives a table telling dates of coverage and whereabouts of parish records:
https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/Tutbury,_Staffordshire_Genealogy