This is the best obituary I have seen in a long time. But I do wonder if Mr Falls would have been pleased or dismayed at the prospect of his drinking habits being immortalised in print and unearthed over 250 years later…
If the latter, sorry John.
“A few Days ago died in the Manour of Carrick near McGuire’s-Bridge in Ireland, in the 110th Year of his Age, John Falls, remarkable for having often drank two Quarts of Whiskey at a Sitting, and being afterwards able to walk home.”
- Caledonian Mercury, 5th August 1754