The 1,000 years old siblings
12 siblings originally from Coventry, in the center of England, made their entrance into the Guiness Book of Records for being the oldest siblings alive and officially recorded as so. The 12 Tweed brothers and sisters combined a total age that surpassed the 1,000 years barrier and they’re still counting: these days they passed the 1,020-year mark.
It’s a huge family you might say. Indeed, and they were even more, in fact they were 16 siblings once. Four of them sadly died, leaving the 12 still alive to break the record. They’re all the children of Percy and Flo Tweed who got married in 1918 and gave birth to the 16 kids, nine sons and seven daughters, during a 20 years span. The 12 siblings still alive are: Elsie, 95; Reginald, 92; Robert, 91; Cynthia, 89; Ralph, 87; Noel, 85; Eric, 83; Ronald, 82; Malcolm, 81; Valerie, 79; Phyllis, 78; and Eunice 76.
They’re not living together, in fact they were only grown in Holbrook’s, a residential area of Coventry, during their long lives they moved with their new families to Wolverhampton, Leicester, Surrey, Wales and Scotland. The Tweed’s bigger family now comprises of 33 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Long live the Tweed’s!