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Lefroy Brownlow Place
Lefroy Brownlow Place
Brownlow Place on his 104th birthday in 2020
Birth: 24 July 1916
Age: 106 years, 23 days
Country: BermudaBER

Lefroy Brownlow "Brownie" Place (born 24 July 1916) is a Bermudian centenarian who is currently the oldest known living man in Bermuda.


Lefroy Brownlow Place was born in Bermuda on 24 July 1916, the oldest of six siblings. His parents were Alfred Brownlow Place and Julia Place.

He worked during 40 years with his father run the now defunct Bermuda Recorder. He married Sadie Marguerite Bassett in 1940. The couple had three children: Brownlow Tucker-Smith Place (now deceased), Glenda Walker (now deceased) and Charlene Tyrrell. Marguerite died in 1999, after 59 years of marriage.

Once he left the Bermuda Recorder, he worked for the Corporation of Hamilton for 30 years as the mail courier and custodian of the theatre. He retired when he was 85.

As of August 2016, at the age of 100, he was still able to drive.

In July 2017, he met with Myrtle Edness (aged 103) and Mary Williams (aged 101).

As of July 2020, at the age of 104, he was still able to walk without help.

Longevity runs in his family: his grandmother Agnes Place lived to be 102 and his father Alfred Brownlow Place lived into his 90s. In addition, two of his siblings whom are still living in 2018, Hilda Place (aged 93) and Rhoda Burrows (aged 91).

Brownlow Place currently lives in Bermuda, at the age of 106 years, 23 days. He is currently oldest man ever from Bermuda.