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Charles James
Charles James
Charles Edward James in 2019.
Birth: 3 February 1905?
Darliston, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Death: 4 October 2020
Darliston, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Age: 115 years, 244 days?
Country: JamaicaJAM
Longevity claimant

Charles Edward James (3 February 1905? – 4 October 2020) was a Jamaican supercentenarian claimant whose age is unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Charles James, affectionately called Maas Tata, claims to have been born in Darliston, Westmoreland, Jamaica, on 3 February 1905. He was married to Louise James and they had 10 children before she died at the age of 97.

James died in Holly Hill, Darliston, Westmoreland, Jamaica on 4 October 2020 at the claimed age of 115 years, 244 days.

Age inconstitency

According to his marriage certificate, James was 27 years old at the time of his marriage in 1940, which would suggest that he was born in 1913, and would be 106 as of 2019.

In 2018, James claimed to have been born on 17 August 1910.