Mary BILLINGE, Liverpool's oldest resident buried Toxteth Park cemetery


The Examiner, January 2nd 1864

Deaths........On the 20th ult, at her residence 4 Edge Lane, aged 112 yrs 6mths, Miss Mary BILLINGE born at Eccleston, nr Prescot on the, 24th May 1751. She retained her faculties in a very remarkable degree till the last. She was never known to have been confined to her bed a single day until the week preceding her disease.


London Gazette August 1867

PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery,

made in a cause Llewellyn against Rose, the

persons claiming to be next of kin to Mary Billinge, late of

Edge-hill, Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, Spinster,

who died in or about the month of December, 1863, are, by

their Solicitors, on or before the 29th day of October, 1867,

to come in and prove their claims at the chambers of the

Vice-chancellor Sir Richard Malins, at his chambers,

situate No. 3, Stone-buildings, Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex,

or in default thereof they will be peremptorily excluded

from the benefit of the said Decree. Monday, the 11th

day of November, 1867. at twelve o'clock at noon, at the

said chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating

upon the claims.Dated this 8th day of August, 1867.

Birmingham Daily Post, June 27th 1871

Mr William J. THOMS has little or no faith in Centenarians, and in a letter to the "Times" brings forward a few stubborn facts to confound some of these ancient impostors. He proves that Mary BILLINGE who, was said to have died at Liverpool in 1863, aged 112 was only 91.

In the 1851 census she gives her age as 70yrs, 30yrs out, she should be 100
There are two baptisms at Prescot for Mary BILLINGE

23 Dec 1772 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Mary Billinge - born 6th Dec 1772, daughter of Charles Billinge, watchmaker & Margaret

7 Jun 1780 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Mary Billinge, born 22 May 1780 daughter of Joshua Billinge, wheelwright & Mary

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