|Birth:||14 June 1579|
|Death:||25 May 1683|
Connecticut, United States
|Age:||103 years, 345 days|
George Stocking (14 June 1579?—25 May 1683) is a British-American centenarian claimant who could be the first centenarian in recorded history, and one of only two discovered so far born in the 1500's, the other being Moses Wheeler (1598-1698).
George Stocking was born on 14 June 1579 (although he claimed 1582) in Glemsford, Suffolk, England to parents George (1550-1610) and Alicia (née Jakes; 1562-?) as the oldest of 7 siblings. His siblings were:
Richard (15 December 1580-?)
Alicia (July 1585-?)
Dorotha (29 October 1587-?)
Maria (4 February 1592-?)
He married Agnes Shotwell before 1633, the year he emigrated to Massachusetts, USA on the ship Griffin. He had 4 children with her: Lydia, Sarah, Hannah and Samuel.
George Stocking died on 25 May 1683 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, at the claimed age of 103 years, 345 days.