Methuselah is a biblical figure, grandfather of Noah and son of Enoch, and the oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible:
And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.(Genesis, 5:27)
Thomas Parr was a man reportedly born near Shrewsbury in 1483 who died in 1635. He is buried in the south transept of Westminster Abbey.