The cemetery at St John’s Church in Knockainey, Limerick, Ireland contains a tombstone that defies belief. The lettering on the stone lists the name of the deceased, his death date of 1784, and then states, "died aged 219 years."
Verifying or disputing the information by using local records seems impossible. Local records from the late 1700s have not been preserved.
Is this accurate? (doubtful) Or did the tombstone carver make a mistake? Or is there another story? You can read more and view pictures of the tombstone in an article by Aine Fitzgerald in the Limerick Leader newspaper's web site at http://goo.gl/f4qvp.