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This is a list of the oldest known people from the Caribbean nation of Belize. From 1862 until 1973, Belize was known as British Honduras, and became fully independent in 1981.

The oldest known person from Belize is Agnes Quilter, who was born in either 1892 or 1893 (sources differ) and died in 2001 aged either 107 or 108. The oldest known man to die in Belize is James Rhaburn (1904 - 2010), who lived to be 105. However, Sam Martinez (1910 - 2016) was born in Belize but died in the UK, and he lived to be 106.

List of oldest people from Belize (105+)

      Under 110       Living

Rank Name Sex Birth Death / last
confirmed alive
Age
1 Agnes Quilter [1] F 16 Apr 1892/3 23 Jan 2001 107/8 years, 282 days
2 Leonora Patnett [2] F 13 Dec 1913 Living 107 years, 284 days
3 Sophia Jones [3] F 28 Dec 1902 fl.30 Dec 2008 fl.106 years, 2 days
4 Camila Espinosa [4] F 17 July 1908 fl.17 July 2014 fl.106 years, 0 days
5 James Rhaburn [5] M 31 Dec 1904 21 Mar 2010 105 years, 81 days
6 Viola Myles [6] F 24 Feb 1903 16 Mar 2008 105 years, 20 days

Emigrants (105+)

      Under 110       Living

Rank Name Sex Birth Death Age Country of death
1 Sam Martinez [7] M 18 Feb 1910 24 Aug 2016 106 years, 188 days United Kingdom UK

References

  1. Ladyville woman turns 107 News 5, 16 April 1999
    Oldest Belizean dies at 107 News 5, 23 January 2001
  2. Leonora Patnett turns 107-years-old! News 5, 11 December 2020
  3. Belize’s oldest citizen, Sophia Jones, turns 106 AmbergrisCaye.com Forum, 30 December 2008
  4. San Ignacio woman celebrates 106th birthday Plus TV Belize, 17 July 2014 (via the Wayback Machine)
  5. Oldest Belizean is a Crooked Tree resident News 5, 5 January 2010
    JAMES ALEXANDER NEHEMIAH RHABURN 105 Years Old Crooked Tree Village Reunion, March 2010 (via the Wayback Machine)
  6. Viola Myles, Dead at 105 7 News Belize, 17 March 2008
  7. Sam Martinez 1910 – 2016 Digital Sentinel, 26 August 2016
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