¬†Longevity of the ass –¬†Bury and Norwich Post¬†4 January 1854:

Woman with donkey and cartA donkey has just died at Fornham All Saints, having attained to the venerable age of 70 years and upwards. It formerly belonged to the Cornwallis family, and was ridden by Lady Ann, after whom it was named; but fifty years ago, being parted with on account of its then old age, it came into the family of Mrs. Browne, of Fornham, through whose considerate kindness it had for a long time lived a life of ease, ranging at large over the fields; and latterly had been fed on bran and soft food, in consequence of its inability to eat grass, the teeth being complete worn away.