Jamaican woman is oldest human alive

A Jamaican woman, Violet Mosse Brown, has made history as the oldest person in the world following the death of Italian Emma Morano, on Saturday.

Morano was born on November 29, 1899.

Mosse Brown, also known as Aunt V, who lives in the northern parish of Trelawny, is 117 years old, having been born on March 10, 1900.

The Jamaica Observer reports that her eldest child, Harold Fairweather, at age 96, is said to be the world’s oldest living person with a parent also alive.

The US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG) says in 1900, when Mosse Brown was born, Jamaica was part of the British West Indies, so her records are from the British government, in Queen Victoria’s time.

“Unless a surprise candidate comes out of the trees, she is the oldest living Victorian,” Robert Young, director of the Los Angeles-based GRG’s Supercentenarian Research and Database Division told AFP.

The previous oldest living person, Morano, died at her home in Verbania, northern Italy as the last survivor of the 19th century.

The world longevity record, Young noted, remained with French woman Jeanne Calment, who died at 122 in 1997, having outlived both her daughter and grandson.

A supercentenarian is someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday.

There are estimated to be 300–450 living supercentenarians in the world, though only 50 verified cases are known.

18 Responses to Jamaican woman is oldest human alive

  1. Eleanor Harewood
    Eleanor Harewood April 16, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Praise god may god bless her

  2. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor April 16, 2017 at 9:32 am

    God bless her

  3. Patricia Browne
    Patricia Browne April 16, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Looking great have yourself a bless day

  4. Peter April 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Based on her photo, she looks well. She is deserving of a Jamaican National hero award. She also seem to have all her faculties in place. Now that folks, is genuine pedigree. she is a living legend of Jamaican history. I can’t think of a better way to describe it. Perhaps her face should be on a postage stamp for the world to see.

    • Jennifer April 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

      Big congratulations to this Achoti Ms Mosse Brown. You LOOK a lot like my granny or should I say Nan.

      • Jennifer April 16, 2017 at 11:08 am

        “she is the oldest living Victorian,” oh the irony. May I genuinely suggest that since Ms Mosse Brown was birthed under the British, that her image and autograph be placed on the highest British pound note, after-all…………………. Oh, and get the rid of that US-based Gerontology Research Group too.

  5. Peter April 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    The Brits would NEVER do that Jennifer. Exactly who will get rid of the gerontology research group? Who will replace them? and at what cost? remember there a multitude of races involved in that program.

  6. Hazelanne Lewis
    Hazelanne Lewis April 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Evening Mam. Enjoy your day.

  7. Tabitha Smartt
    Tabitha Smartt April 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    God blessing mama ❤❤❤❤

  8. Janet Mills
    Janet Mills April 16, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    She already bless Amen

  9. Linda April 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    God bless Mosse Brown also known as Aunt V

  10. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba April 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm


  11. Koko Skinner
    Koko Skinner April 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm


  12. Supermum Arthur
    Supermum Arthur April 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Blessings on blessings

  13. Sonia T Phillips
    Sonia T Phillips April 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Very good

  14. Heather Clareke
    Heather Clareke April 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Congratulations to you madame

  15. Sheron Inniss April 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Jennifer, good morning. You feel she eat nuff ground provisions? I feel so. Blessings to you mam, you look real good.

    • Jennifer April 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

      @Sheron Inniss – GM – Of course she has. My granny is 86 and she is a lot like Mosse, spritely and have her full faculties. Does a lot of things like NOT taking her medicines and all. She will tell you stories of all the yams, eddoes, cassava, s. potatoes etc she ate. How much bush tea she drank etc. And Epsom salts to PURGE (purify) herself. As we “progressed” as a people we have found our self now eating “good” foods and “FAST” FOODS. GMO ridden, chemical ridden, processed foods, hormone infused meats, sodium benzoate, msg, aspartame, fluoride etc. The list goes on and on. Mind you if Mosse is affected by anything at her age she will live much longer than a young person due to her slow metabolic rate. Its a shame the article did not talk about all this sort of thing too. That gerontology research lot must be hiding that part.


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