Extraordinary age!

Leeds Intelligencer, March 31st, 1778

DIED:- At Wednersfield, near Wolverhampton, William Iven, aged 115 years; he retained all his mental faculties till the day of his death, was remarkably chearful [sic], and frequently heard singing. He married four wives, the last in his 105th year, through principal, as he declared when interrogated by the clergyman, as he had always lead a virtuous life, and always would.William Iven 115 years

 

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