Validation of Exceptional Longevity

Katherine Plunket: A Well Documented Super-Centenarian in 1930

Annex A
Katherine Plunket and her family


[ Text | References | Annex B | Annex C ]


Catherine/Katherine Plunket was born on 22 November 1820 at Kilsaran, County Louth, Ireland.

She was baptised at Kilsaran Church on 13 December 1820. In the IGI copy of her baptismal entry, her name is given as Catherine Plunket and her parents as Thomas and Louisa J Plunket.


Katherine Plunket died on 14 October 1932 at Ballymascanlon House, County Louth, Ireland.

Her death was registered on 17 October 1932 in the district of Ravens dale in the union of Dundalk in the county of Louth. Her name is given as The Hon Katherine Plunket, spinster, aged 111 years and 11 months, occupation Lady. The certified cause of death was syncope.


Father: Thomas Plunket (later 2nd Baron Plunket and Bishop of Tuam). b.1792. d.1866 aged 74.
Mother: Louisa Jane Foster (2nd daughter of John William Foster and Rebecca M'Clure). b. 1804. d. 1893, married to Thomas Plunket on 26 October 1819 at Kilsaran, County Louth.


1. Katherineb. 1820d. 1932
2. Emily Anneb. 1823d. at Rome 1843
3. Mary Elizabethm. Col. Forster 1862d. 1895
4. William Conynghamb. 1833d. 1833
5. Frederica Louisab. 1838d. spinster 1886
6. Gertrudeb. 1841d. spinster 1924

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