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The last subject of Queen Victoria - dies in Jamaica aged 117

16 September 2017

Mrs Brown was born on March 10, 1900, just a few miles from her fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt.

Moss Brown's son, Harland Fairweather also shared a record with his mother in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest person with a living parent. Photos appeared first on National Helm.

Nabi has never spoken in public about her lifestyle but Misao Okawa, who had been the world's oldest person until she died on 1 April 2015, aged 117 years and 27 days, said the Japanese diet was a key to longevity.

She has nine children - seven sons and two daughters - and has more than 140 descendants including 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren.

This morning, The Gleaner reported that Moss Brown was caught in the middle of a tug of war between members of her family, as one group claiming that she was not getting the best of care had snatched her from her Duanvale, Trelawny home and refused to say where she was. She is now 117 years old!

Brown's achievement made her a local celebrity.

She added her "faith in serving God, and believing strongly in the teaching of the bible" were also fundamental to a long and healthy life.

She once told the Jamaica Observer that she 'likes fish and mutton and sometimes she will have cow foot'.

She was also the last person who lived under the reign of Queen Victoria, as Jamaica still formed part of the British West Indies in 1900.

At the time of her death, Mosse-Brown was world's the oldest verified living person.

In her early life the supercentenarian worked on a sugar plantation and as a maid in the "post slavery period", according to her family.

The last subject of Queen Victoria - dies in Jamaica aged 117