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Harland Fairweather
Harland Fairweather
Harland Fairweather at the age of 96
Birth: 15 April 1920
Death: 19 April 2017
Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica
Age: 97 years, 4 days
Country: JamaicaJAM

Harland Fairweather (15 April 1920 – 19 April 2017), sometimes reported as "Harold" in the media, held the Guinness World Record for the "oldest child with a parent living".


Harland was the oldest of six children. Born in Jamaica, Harland lived for a time in the UK before returning to Jamaica in his old age.

His mother, Violet Brown (1900-2017), was 117.

Age Record

Harland was featured in Guinness World Records, 2016 edition, page 54 as the oldest living child with a parent living. He became the first validated male child with a parent living to reach the age of 97.

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