Brit siblings are world’s oldest family with combined age of almost 500yrs

Saturday, October 23, 2010

LONDON - A British family is set to enter the record books for having the world’s oldest siblings, with their combined ages almost touching 500-years.

The five Bartletts, Kathleen, 102, Gladys, 100, Lillian, 94, Leonard, 92, and Courtney, 86, were born to Victorian parents in the early 1900s, and they have seen off 19 Prime Ministers, five Monarchs and two World Wars.

The siblings, who have a combined age of 474 years, are now preparing to enter the record books as the world’s oldest living siblings.

“They are truly remarkable. They have all been pretty active for most of their lives but I would not say their lives have been easy,” the Daily Mail quoted Gladys’ daughter Lucille Ademante, 68, of Bristol, as saying.

“Our whole family is really proud of them - everyone thinks they are fantastic.

“I think our family’s secret to long lasting life is hard work - and I hope it continues,” she added.

The five siblings had eight children between them and now have 11 grandchildren, as well as scores of great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Guinness World Records has confirmed that the Bartletts will qualify as the oldest living siblings once their claim is verified. (ANI)

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