List of British supercentenarians

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This is a list of verified British supercentenarians (people from the United Kingdom who have attained the age of at least 110 years). There have been 130 verified supercentenarians from the United Kingdom.[1][2] The oldest person ever from the United Kingdom was Charlotte Hughes (England), who died in 1993 aged 115 years 228 days. As of 25 December 2014, there are 3 verified living supercentenarians, 6 pending, and 10 unverified in the United Kingdom, the oldest of whom is Ethel Lang, aged 114 years, 212 days from Barnsley, England.

Living British supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of the oldest living people from the United Kingdom. The reported age of those listed as 'verified' has been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research. The reported age of those listed as 'pending' is backed by at least one supporting document, but not the three necessary for validation. The reported age of those listed as 'unverified' is not backed by any of the documents necessary for validation by such an institution.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 25 December 2014 Country of birth Place of residence
1 Ethel Lang[1] F 27 May 1900 114 years, 212 days England Barnsley, England
2 Florence Pittaway[1] F 15 October 1902 112 years, 71 days England Birmingham, England
3 Gladys Hooper[1] F 18 January 1903 111 years, 341 days England Ryde, England
Ying Ho[3] F 13 June 1903 111 years, 195 days Hong Kong[a] Watford, England
Alma Rayward[4] F 3 October 1903 111 years, 83 days England Hull, England
Annie Meston[4] F 12 November 1903 111 years, 43 days England Brixham, England
Ivy Frampton[5] F 22 November 1903 111 years, 33 days England Walthamstow, England
Edith Kaufmann[4] F 12 December 1903 111 years, 13 days Czech Republic[b] London, England
Hermione Cock[4] F 1 March 1904 110 years, 299 days England Shrewsbury, England
Maria Lazzeri[4] F 15 March 1904 110 years, 285 days Italy Coatbridge, Scotland
Nazar Singh[6] M 8 June 1904 110 years, 200 days India[c] Ashbrooke, England
Bessie Camm[7] F 20 June 1904 110 years, 188 days England Rotherham, England
Blanche Playdon[5] F 2 July 1904 110 years, 176 days England Camberley, England
Doris May Punchard[4][5] F 19 July 1904 110 years, 159 days England Ipswich, England
Olive Evelyn Boar[5] F 29 September 1904 110 years, 87 days England Ipswich, England
Anne de Sousberghe[5] F 7 November 1904 110 years, 48 days Belgium London, England
Muriel Green[5] F 26 November 1904 110 years, 29 days England Kings Langley, England
Anonymous[5] M 30 November 1904 110 years, 25 days ? England
Vera Evelyn Price[5] F 16 December 1904 110 years, 9 days England Bristol, England

a^ Ho was born in Hong Kong, then a British colony.
b^ Kaufmann was born in Tetschen, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now Děčín and located in the Czech Republic.
c^ Singh was born in India, then a British colony.

British emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 25 December 2014 Country of birth Country of residence
Ada Cooper Miller[4] F 12 December 1903 111 years, 13 days England United States
Doris Lilian Cornell[8] F 21 August 1904 110 years, 126 days England Canada

British supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Country of birth Country of death
1 Charlotte Hughes[2] F 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days England England
2 Annie Jennings[2] F 12 November 1884 20 November 1999 115 years, 8 days England England
3 Eva Morris[2] F 8 November 1885 2 November 2000 114 years, 360 days England England
4 Ethel Lang[1] F 27 May 1900 Living 114 years, 212 days England Living in England
5 Anna Eliza Williams[2] F 2 June 1873 27 December 1987 114 years, 208 days England Wales
6 Lucy Jane Askew[2] F 8 September 1883 9 December 1997 114 years, 92 days England England
7 Florrie Baldwin[9] F 31 March 1896 8 May 2010 114 years, 38 days England England
8 Amy Hulmes[2] F 5 October 1887 27 October 2001 114 years, 22 days England England
9 Grace Jones[2] F 7 December 1899 14 November 2013 113 years, 342 days England England
10 Rosa Ann Comfort[2] F 21 January 1879 6 November 1992 113 years, 290 days England England
11 Lucy d'Abreu[2] F 24 May 1892 7 December 2005 113 years, 197 days India[a] Scotland
12 Daisy Adams[2] F 30 June 1880 8 December 1993 113 years, 161 days England England
13 Henry Allingham[10] M 6 June 1896 18 July 2009 113 years, 42 days England England
14 Annie Scott[2] F 15 March 1883 21 April 1996 113 years, 37 days Ireland[11] Scotland
15 Ruby Gilliam[2] F 21 September 1885 22 October 1998 113 years, 31 days England England
16 Rebecca Hewison[2] F 19 October 1881 22 September 1994 112 years, 338 days England England
17 John Evans[2] M 19 August 1877 10 June 1990 112 years, 295 days Wales Wales
18 Nellie Bradley[2] F 12 September 1889 11 March 2002 112 years, 180 days England England
Violet Wood[12] F 2 September 1899 29 February 2012 112 years, 180 days England England
20 Gladys Ivy Hawley[2] F 18 December 1891 28 April 2004 112 years, 132 days England England
21 Annie Butler[10] F 4 June 1897 28 September 2009 112 years, 116 days England England
22 Kathleen McManners[1] F 6 July 1901 20 September 2013 112 years, 76 days England England
23 Florence Pittaway[1] F 15 October 1902 Living 112 years, 71 days England Living in England
24 Mary Ann Hebden[2] F 4 October 1893 30 November 2005 112 years, 57 days England England
25 Edith Ingamells[2] F 12 January 1894 1 March 2006 112 years, 48 days England England
26 Alice Stevenson[2] F 10 July 1861 18 August 1973 112 years, 39 days England England
27 Jeanetta Thomas[2] F 2 December 1869 5 January 1982 112 years, 34 days Wales Wales
28 Margaret Fish[13] F 7 March 1899 12 March 2011 112 years, 5 days England England
29 Annie Price[2] F 12 January 1886 26 December 1997 111 years, 348 days Wales England
30 Annie Turnbull[9] F 21 September 1898 3 September 2010 111 years, 347 days Scotland Scotland
Ellen Watson[13] F 3 January 1900 16 December 2011 111 years, 347 days England England
32 Ellaline Redmond[1] F 20 March 1901 27 February 2013 111 years, 344 days England England
33 Gladys Hooper[1] F 18 January 1903 Living 111 years, 341 days England Living in England
34 Ada Roe[2] F 6 February 1858 11 January 1970 111 years, 339 days England England
35 Helen Haward[2] F 24 November 1884 23 October 1996 111 years, 334 days England England
36 Eunice Bowman[9] F 23 August 1898 16 July 2010 111 years, 327 days England England
Dorothy Baldwin[1] F 8 February 1902 1 January 2014 111 years, 327 days England England
38 Mary Ann Fewster[2] F 6 February 1878 26 December 1989 111 years, 323 days England England
39 Florence Pannell[2] F 26 December 1868 20 October 1980 111 years, 299 days England England
40 Rose Hart[2] F 20 March 1878 5 January 1990 111 years, 291 days England England
41 Elsie Steele[9] F 6 January 1899 18 October 2010 111 years, 285 days England England
42 John Mosely Turner[2] M 15 June 1856 21 March 1968 111 years, 280 days England England
43 Dorothy Peel[1] F 28 September 1902 24 June 2014 111 years, 269 days England England
44 Irene Pearce[12] F 5 January 1901 6 September 2012 111 years, 245 days England England
45 Kate Begbie[2] F 9 January 1877 5 September 1988 111 years, 240 days England Scotland
46 Louisa Aspland[2] F 5 March 1888 21 October 1999 111 years, 230 days England England
47 Gladys Good[13] F 12 March 1900 24 October 2011 111 years, 226 days England Wales
48 Annie Bannell[2] F 12 February 1882 10 September 1993 111 years, 210 days England England
49 Elizabeth Jones[2] F 20 August 1888 10 March 2000 111 years, 203 days England England
50 Florence Reeves[2] F 17 February 1894 28 August 2005 111 years, 192 days England England
51 Margaret Cooke[12] F 15 September 1900 18 March 2012 111 years, 185 days England England
52 Victoria Southan[13] F 24 May 1900 22 November 2011 111 years, 182 days England England
53 Florence Deuchar[2] F 18 February 1882 16 August 1993 111 years, 179 days England England
Mabel Frary[2] F 16 September 1892 13 March 2004 111 years, 179 days England England
55 Annie Knight[2] F 6 June 1895 27 November 2006 111 years, 174 days Scotland Scotland
Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski[4] M 19 July 1894 6 December 2005 111 years, 140 days Ukraine[b] England
56 Emmeline Brice[2] F 9 March 1895 26 July 2006 111 years, 139 days England England
57 Aida Mason[2] F 24 September 1895 9 February 2007 111 years, 138 days England England
58 Emily Calvert[2] F 30 August 1893 13 January 2005 111 years, 136 days England England
59 Louisa Shephard[9] F 14 September 1898 19 January 2010 111 years, 127 days Wales Wales
60 Constance Shepherd[2] F 16 February 1893 19 June 2004 111 years, 124 days England England
61 Rose Heeley[2] F 25 August 1864 24 December 1975 111 years, 121 days England England
62 Annie Townsend[2] F 20 May 1883 11 September 1994 111 years, 114 days England England
63 Jane Redpath[2] F 3 March 1889 16 June 2000 111 years, 105 days Scotland Scotland
64 Doris Prater[2] F 26 October 1893 21 January 2005 111 years, 87 days England England
65 Catherine Masters[13] F 23 November 1899 14 February 2011 111 years, 83 days Scotland England
Alma Rayward[4] F 3 October 1903 Living 111 years, 83 days England Living in England
66 Maud Ellis[12] F 28 September 1901 14 December 2012 111 years, 77 days England England
67 Elsie Ward[9] F 24 July 1899 21 September 2010 111 years, 59 days England England
Annie Meston[4] F 12 November 1903 Living 111 years, 43 days England Living in England
68 Harry Patch[10] M 17 June 1898 25 July 2009 111 years, 38 days England England
69 Maria Pettigrew[14] F 27 October 1893 26 November 2004 111 years, 30 days Scotland Scotland
70 Alice Brewster[2] F 16 September 1871 9 October 1982 111 years, 23 days England England
71 Sarah Morgan[2] F 23 January 1867 12 February 1978 111 years, 20 days England England
Edith Kaufmann[4] F 12 December 1903 Living 111 years, 13 days Czech Republic[c] Living in England
Ivy Clapham[4] F 6 September 1903 18 September 2014 111 years, 12 days England England
Gwendoline Phillips[4] F 17 July 1903 24 July 2014 111 years, 7 days Wales Wales
72 Isabella Brown[13] F 29 January 1900 24 January 2011 110 years, 360 days England England
73 Florence Green[12] F 19 February 1901 4 February 2012 110 years, 350 days England England
Hilda Jackson[4] F 19 August 1903 4 August 2014 110 years, 350 days England England
74 Margaret Ann Neve[2] F 18 May 1792 4 April 1903 110 years, 321 days Guernsey Guernsey
Margaret Sandiford[4] F 24 March 1903 6 February 2014 110 years, 319 days England England
75 Winifred Pettit[2] F 1 November 1887 10 September 1998 110 years, 313 days England England
76 Charlotte Gibson[2] F 2 April 1896 5 February 2007 110 years, 309 days England England
Hermione Cock[5] F 1 March 1904 Living 110 years, 299 days England Living in England
77 Vera Kift[2] F 8 April 1894 26 January 2005 110 years, 293 days England England
78 Elsie Day[2] F 16 December 1885 26 September 1996 110 years, 285 days England England
Maria Lazzeri F 15 March 1904 Living 110 years, 285 days Italy Living in Scotland
79 Jessamine Nicholls[2] F 25 January 1892 30 October 2002 110 years, 278 days England England
80 Christina Morrison[2] F 22 October 1895 25 July 2006 110 years, 276 days Scotland Scotland
81 Ethel Gale[2] F 26 April 1888 26 January 1999 110 years, 275 days England England
82 Ethel Tuck[2] F 16 August 1881 15 May 1992 110 years, 273 days England England
83 Constance Young[15] F 1 November 1869 27 July 1980 110 years, 269 days England England
84 Sarah Ann Raw[2] F 20 December 1873 10 September 1984 110 years, 265 days England England
85 Kate Jones[2] F 3 April 1880 22 December 1990 110 years, 263 days England England
86 Florence Cox[2] F 24 October 1895 7 July 2006 110 years, 256 days England England
87 Mary Ann Poole[2] F 31 May 1887 2 February 1998 110 years, 247 days England England
88 Jean Einstein[2] F 11 April 1896 8 December 2006 110 years, 241 days Wales England
89 Janet Roberts[12] F 13 August 1901 6 April 2012 110 years, 237 days Scotland Scotland
90 Elizabeth Watkins[2] F 10 March 1863 31 October 1973 110 years, 235 days Ireland[11] Northern Ireland
91 Mary Brown[16] F 5 September 1897 24 April 2008 110 years, 232 days Scotland England
Gladys Lannigan[4] F 20 May 1901 23 December 2011 110 years, 217 days Wales England
92 Ethel Wood[13] F 16 January 1901 19 August 2011 110 years, 215 days Guernsey England
93 Matilda Elsbury[2] F 28 September 1874 30 April 1985 110 years, 214 days England England
94 Florrie Cleverdon[2] F 17 April 1886 13 November 1996 110 years, 210 days England England
Marjorie MacGowan[4] F 17 September 1897 11 April 2008 110 years, 207 days Scotland Scotland
95 Florence Webb[9] F 13 June 1900 17 December 2010 110 years, 187 days England England
96 Doris Nash[10] F 19 January 1899 20 July 2009 110 years, 182 days England England
97 Amy Carpenter[2] F 8 January 1887 7 July 1997 110 years, 180 days England England
Mary Bailey[4] F 17 December 1902 13 June 2013 110 years, 178 days England England
98 Nellie Holmes[9] F 13 June 1900 3 December 2010 110 years, 173 days England England
99 Lady Mona Agnew[9] F 29 December 1899 17 June 2010 110 years, 170 days England England
100 Florence Beaumont[2] F 29 July 1886 4 January 1997 110 years, 159 days England England
Kathleen Grimwood[12] F 19 August 1901 25 January 2012 110 years, 159 days England England
Doris May Punchard[4] F 19 July 1904 Living 110 years, 159 days England Living in England
102 Stanley Lucas[9] M 15 January 1900 21 June 2010 110 years, 157 days England England
103 Eleanor Thatcher[16] F 19 September 1897 13 February 2008 110 years, 147 days England England
104 Edna McClure[9] F 28 August 1899 11 January 2010 110 years, 136 days England England
Audrey Middleton[4] F 30 November 1903 15 April 2014 110 years, 136 days Wales Wales
105 Elizabeth Yensen[17] F 25 July 1895 4 December 2005 110 years, 132 days Scotland Northern Ireland
Winifred Warhurst[4] F 22 October 1903 24 February 2014 110 years, 125 days England England
106 Emma Colyer[15] F 3 April 1863 2 August 1973 110 years, 121 days England England
107 Margaret Stamper[2] F 5 April 1891 31 July 2001 110 years, 117 days England England
108 Alice Empleton[2] F 13 September 1870 7 January 1981 110 years, 116 days England England
Ralph Tarrant[4] M 7 July 1903 30 October 2013 110 years, 115 days England England
Ursula Sawers[4] F 12 October 1902 28 January 2013 110 years, 108 days England England
109 Jeannie Pattison[13] F 31 May 1901 9 September 2011 110 years, 101 days Scotland England
110 Elspeth Wood[10] F 18 February 1899 22 May 2009 110 years, 93 days England England
Alice Herz-Sommer[4] F 26 November 1903 23 February 2014 110 years, 89 days Czech Republic[d] England
111 Irene Crook[2] F 30 August 1892 15 November 2002 110 years, 77 days England England
112 Lilias Williams[2] F 30 November 1868 12 February 1979 110 years, 74 days England England
Gertrude German[2] F 5 October 1885 18 December 1995 110 years, 74 days England England
Florence Anderson[4] F 11 January 1903 20 March 2013 110 years, 68 days England England
114 Mary Ann Cragie[18] F 12 October 1862 17 December 1972 110 years, 66 days England England
Reg Dean[4] M 4 November 1902 5 January 2013 110 years, 62 days England England
115 Minnie Smith[16] F 5 January 1898 3 March 2008 110 years, 58 days England England
Rose Bicknell[4] F 13 July 1903 8 September 2013 110 years, 57 days England England
116 Ethel Maunder[2] F 18 December 1883 11 February 1994 110 years, 55 days England England
117 Beatrice Webley[2] F 12 November 1888 2 January 1999 110 years, 51 days England England
118 Beatrice Ethel Darby[16] F 6 January 1898 25 February 2008 110 years, 50 days England England
119 Gertrude Phillipson[2] F 22 March 1878 7 May 1988 110 years, 46 days England England
120 Alexina Calvert[16] F 13 August 1898 19 September 2008 110 years, 37 days Scotland Scotland
121 Mabel Hampshire[2] F 14 September 1885 19 October 1995 110 years, 35 days England England
122 Mary Hammond[2] F 19 October 1871 19 November 1981 110 years, 31 days England England
123 Amy Pearce[2] F 22 May 1889 20 June 1999 110 years, 29 days England England
Kathleen Russell[5] F 21 December 1903 10 January 2014 110 years, 20 days England England
124 Mary Macdonald[9] F 29 December 1899 17 January 2010 110 years, 19 days Scotland Scotland
125 Annie Churchill[2] F 19 October 1894 6 November 2004 110 years, 18 days England England
126 Ann Schrimshaw[2] F 13 March 1884 29 March 1994 110 years, 16 days England England
127 Elizabeth Guise-Berrow[2] F 28 February 1894 11 March 2004 110 years, 12 days England England
128 Frederick Butterfield[2] M 28 February 1864 9 March 1974 110 years, 9 days England England
129 Rita Donn[2] F 11 January 1889 17 January 1999 110 years, 6 days Scotland Scotland
130 Hannah Smith[2] F 7 January 1856 10 January 1966 110 years, 3 days England England

a^ d'Abreu was born in Dharwar, which was then part of the British Raj. It is now in India.
b^ Pajaczkowski-Dydynski was born in Lwów, which was then a part of Austria-Hungary. It then became a part of Poland and it is now in Ukraine.
c^ Kaufmann was born in Tetschen, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now Děčín and located in the Czech Republic.
d^ Herz-Sommer was born in Prague, which was then part of Austria-Hungary. It is now the capital of the Czech Republic.

British emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Country of birth Country of death
1 Grace Clawson[2] F 15 November 1887 28 May 2002 114 years, 194 days England United States
2 Miriam Carpelan[19] F 8 July 1882 22 June 1996 113 years, 350 days England United States
3 Florence Finch[2] F 22 December 1893 10 April 2007 113 years, 109 days England New Zealand
4 Betsy Baker[2] F 20 August 1842 24 October 1955 113 years, 65 days England United States
5 Alice Sjöquist[19] F 25 October 1878 7 November 1991 113 years, 13 days England Canada
6 Amelia England[12] F 15 May 1900 30 November 2012 112 years, 199 days England United States
7 Jane Gray[1] F 1 December 1901 7 June 2014 112 years, 188 days Scotland Australia
8 Mary Ellen Swan[2] F 24 June 1892 10 August 2004 112 years, 47 days England Canada
9 Avice Clarke[12] F 17 May 1900 17 January 2012 111 years, 245 days England United States
Marion Sawyer[4] F 5 July 1901 26 February 2013 111 years, 236 days England United States
10 George Frederick Ives[2] M 17 November 1881 12 April 1993 111 years, 146 days England Canada
Isabella Hayes[4] F 17 June 1900 5 November 2011 111 years, 141 days Scotland Canada
11 Bessie Roffey[16] F 2 March 1897 17 June 2008 111 years, 107 days England Canada
12 Harriet Trudgen[2] F 22 May 1889 2 August 2000 111 years, 72 days England United States
13 Miriam Bannister[2] F 19 March 1817 9 April 1928 111 years, 21 days England United States
Ada Cooper Miller[4] F 12 December 1903 Living 111 years, 13 days England Living in the United States
Ada Furby[4] F 22 July 1903 27 July 2014 111 years, 5 days England Australia
Lily Wilkinson[4] F 8 February 1891 27 September 2001 110 years, 231 days England United States
14 Florence Van Stockum[2] F 5 October 1894 2 May 2005 110 years, 209 days England United States
Nellie Renne[4] F 26 October 1867 13 April 1978 110 years, 169 days England United States
Ellen Green[4] F 19 July 1878 4 December 1988 110 years, 138 days Northern Ireland[11] Canada
15 Dorothy Hodgson[20] F 23 July 1897 7 December 2007 110 years, 137 days England Canada
Anna Traxler[4] F 12 December 1892 21 April 2003 110 years, 130 days England United States
Mary D'All-Parsons[4] F 8 November 1895 15 March 2006 110 years, 127 days Scotland Canada
16 Evelyn Norris[2] F 8 October 1882 8 February 1993 110 years, 123 days England United States
17 Ann Pouder[2] F 8 April 1807 10 July 1917 110 years, 93 days England United States
Florence May Himes[4] F 22 September 1895 8 December 2005 110 years, 77 days England Canada
Blanche Coward[4] F 17 December 1901 27 February 2012 110 years, 72 days England Australia
18 Claude Choules[13] M 3 March 1901 5 May 2011 110 years, 63 days England Australia
Winifred Lansdown[4] F 14 January 1887 26 January 1997 110 years, 12 days England United States
Emma Lang[4] F 16 August 1900 23 August 2010 110 years, 7 days England United States
19 Zoe Hiehle[2] F 19 August 1879 25 August 1989 110 years, 6 days England United States

Oldest living British people by region[edit]

This is a list of the oldest living people from each of the home nations of the United Kingdom, and its crown dependencies.

      Under 110       Verified       Pending       Unverified

Country Name Sex Birth date Age as of 25 December 2014
England Ethel Lang F 27 May 1900 114 years, 212 days[1]
Anonymous M 30 November 1904 110 years, 25 days
Northern Ireland Cordelia Rimmington F 10 May 1907 107 years, 229 days
Scotland
Maria Lazzeri F 15 March 1904 110 years, 285 days[21]
Alf Smith M 29 March 1908 106 years, 271 days
Wales
Gwenllian Davies F 4 October 1905 109 years, 82 days
Sam Ledward M 9 November 1906 108 years, 46 days[21]

Oldest British people by region[edit]

Henry Allingham at the Imperial War Museum on 26 June 2006. Just before his death three years later at the age of 113, he would briefly become the oldest documented man in the world.

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each home nation, Crown dependency and overseas territory of the United Kingdom—according to current borders.

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending

Country Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
British Raj[a] Lucy d'Abreu F 24 May 1892 7 December 2005 113 years, 197 days[2]
England Charlotte Hughes F 1 August 1877 17 March 1993 115 years, 228 days[2]
Henry Allingham M 6 June 1896 18 July 2009 113 years, 42 days[2]
Channel Islands Margaret Ann Neve F 18 May 1792 4 April 1903 110 years, 321 days[2]
Ireland[b] Annie Scott F 15 March 1883 21 April 1996 113 years, 37 days[2]
Scotland
Jane Gray F 1 December 1901 7 June 2014 112 years, 188 days
David Henderson M 14 June 1889 14 November 1998 109 years, 153 days[22]
Wales John Evans M 19 August 1877 10 June 1990 112 years, 295 days[2]
Jeanetta Thomas F 2 December 1869 5 January 1982 112 years, 34 days[2]

a^ The British Raj had ended in 1947. It is now India.
b^ Northern Ireland did not exist before 1922, hence all births before that date had their records centralised in Dublin.

Chronological list of the oldest living person in the United Kingdom since 1963[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)/Under 110       Living (Verified)       Pending

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Place of death
? 8 October 1963 Ellen Dart F ? – 108 1 November 1854 – 8 October 1963
108 years, 341 days
Paignton, England
8 October 1963 6 March 1965
(1 year, 149 days)
Elizabeth Kensley F 108 – 109 12 May 1855 – 6 March 1965
109 years, 298 days
St Pancras, England
6 March 1965 10 January 1966
(310 days)
Hannah Smith F 109 – 110 7 January 1856 – 10 January 1966
110 years, 3 days
Sheffield, England
10 January 1966 21 March 1968
(2 years, 71 days)
John Mosely Turner M 109 – 111 15 June 1856 – 21 March 1968
111 years, 280 days
Tottenham, England
21 March 1968 11 January 1970
(1 year, 296 days)
Ada Roe F 110 – 111 6 February 1858 – 11 January 1970
111 years, 339 days
Lowestoft, England
11 January 1970 18 August 1973
(3 years, 219 days)
Alice Stevenson F 108 – 112 10 July 1861 – 18 August 1973
112 years, 39 days
Sutton, England
18 August 1973 31 October 1973
(74 days)
Elizabeth Watkins F 110 10 March 1863 – 31 October 1973
110 years, 235 days
Belfast, Northern Ireland
31 October 1973 9 March 1974
(129 days)
Frederick Butterfield M 109 – 110 28 February 1864 – 9 March 1974
110 years, 9 days
Harrogate, England
9 March 1974 24 December 1975
(1 year, 290 days)
Rose Heeley F 109 – 111 25 August 1864 – 24 December 1975
111 years, 121 days
Droitwich, England
24 December 1975 12 March 1976
(79 days)
Agnes Helyar F 109 19 September 1866 – 12 March 1976
109 years, 175 days
Abbots Langley, England
12 March 1976 12 February 1978
(1 year, 337 days)
Sarah Morgan F 109 – 111 23 January 1867 – 12 February 1978
111 years, 20 days
Tonbridge, England
12 February 1978 12 February 1979
(1 year, 0 days)
Lilias Williams F 109 – 110 30 November 1868 – 12 February 1979
110 years, 74 days
Launceston, England
12 February 1979 20 October 1980
(1 year, 251 days)
Florence Pannell F 110 – 111 26 December 1868 – 20 October 1980
111 years, 299 days
Kensington, England
20 October 1980 5 January 1982
(1 year, 77 days)
Jeanetta Thomas F 110 – 112 2 December 1869 – 5 January 1982
112 years, 34 days
Cowbridge, Wales
5 January 1982 9 October 1982
(277 days)
Alice Brewster F 110 – 111 16 September 1871 – 9 October 1982
111 years, 23 days
Bath, England
9 October 1982 27 December 1987
(5 years, 79 days)
Anna Eliza Williams F 109 – 114 2 June 1873 – 27 December 1987
114 years, 208 days
Swansea, Wales
27 December 1987 5 September 1988
(253 days)
Kate Begbie F 110 – 111 9 January 1877 – 5 September 1988
111 years, 240 days
Dundee, Scotland
5 September 1988 17 March 1993
(4 years, 193 days)
Charlotte Hughes F 111 – 115 1 August 1877 – 17 March 1993
115 years, 228 days
Redcar, England
17 March 1993 8 December 1993
(266 days)
Daisy Adams F 112 – 113 30 June 1880 – 8 December 1993
113 years, 161 days
Church Gresley, England
8 December 1993 22 September 1994
(288 days)
Rebecca Hewison F 112 19 October 1881 – 22 September 1994
112 years, 338 days
Grimsby, England
22 September 1994 21 April 1996
(1 year, 212 days)
Annie Scott F 111 – 113 15 March 1883 – 21 April 1996
113 years, 37 days
Reay, Scotland
21 April 1996 9 December 1997
(1 year, 232 days)
Lucy Jane Askew F 112 – 114 8 September 1883 – 9 December 1997
114 years, 92 days
Loughton, England
9 December 1997 20 November 1999
(1 year, 346 days)
Annie Jennings F 113 – 115 12 November 1884 – 20 November 1999
115 years, 8 days
Chesterfield, England
20 November 1999 2 November 2000
(348 days)
Eva Morris F 114 8 November 1885 – 2 November 2000
114 years, 360 days
Stone, England
2 November 2000 27 October 2001
(359 days)
Amy Hulmes F 113 – 114 5 October 1887 – 27 October 2001
114 years, 22 days
Bury, England
27 October 2001 11 March 2002
(135 days)
Nellie Bradley F 112 12 September 1889 – 11 March 2002
112 years, 180 days
Keighley, England
11 March 2002 28 April 2004
(2 years, 48 days)
Gladys Ivy Hawley F 110 – 112 18 December 1891 – 28 April 2004
112 years, 132 days
Chesterfield, England
28 April 2004 7 December 2005
(1 year, 223 days)
Lucy d'Abreu F 111 – 113 24 May 1892 – 7 December 2005
113 years, 197 days
Stirling, Scotland
7 December 2005 1 March 2006
(84 days)
Edith Ingamells F 111 – 112 12 January 1894 – 1 March 2006
112 years, 48 days
Enfield, England
1 March 2006 26 July 2006
(147 days)
Emmeline Brice F 110 – 111 9 March 1895 – 26 July 2006
111 years, 139 days
Leighton Buzzard, England
26 July 2006 27 November 2006
(124 days)
Annie Knight F 111 6 June 1895 – 27 November 2006
111 years, 174 days
Aberdeen, Scotland
27 November 2006 9 February 2007
(74 days)
Aida Mason F 111 24 September 1895 – 9 February 2007
111 years, 138 days
Upton, England
9 February 2007 8 May 2010
(3 years, 88 days)
Florrie Baldwin F 110 – 114 31 March 1896 – 8 May 2010
114 years, 38 days
Leeds, England
8 May 2010 16 July 2010
(69 days)
Eunice Bowman F 111 23 August 1898 – 16 July 2010
111 years, 327 days
Gateshead, England
16 July 2010 3 September 2010
(49 days)
Annie Turnbull F 111 21 September 1898 – 3 September 2010
111 years, 347 days
Edinburgh, Scotland
3 September 2010 18 October 2010
(45 days)
Elsie Steele F 111 6 January 1899 – 18 October 2010
111 years, 285 days
Repton, England
18 October 2010 12 March 2011
(145 days)
Margaret Fish F 111 – 112 7 March 1899 – 12 March 2011
112 years, 5 days
Wilstead, England
12 March 2011 29 February 2012
(354 days)
Violet Wood F 111 – 112 2 September 1899 – 29 February 2012
112 years, 180 days
Whitstable, England
29 February 2012 14 November 2013
(1 year, 258 days)
Grace Jones F 112 – 113 7 December 1899 – 14 November 2013
113 years, 342 days
Bermondsey, England
14 November 2013 Present
(1 year, 41 days)
Ethel Lang F 113 – 114* born 27 May 1900
age 114 years, 212 days
Barnsley, England

Age of the oldest person in Britain since 1963

People[edit]

Jeanetta Thomas[edit]

Jeanetta Jane Thomas (2 December 1869 – 5 January 1982)[2] of Llantrisant, Wales was a British supercentenarian and was mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records in the 1980s. Thomas spent her youth in London working as a seamstress. At the age of around 40, she returned to Wales to open a drapery shop, which she ran until the age of 98.[23] She was also the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from 20 October 1980 until her death, at the age of 112 years and 34 days.

From the age of 107, Thomas resided at a nursing home at Cowbridge, Wales.[23] A photograph of her, which was taken the day before her 112th birthday, appeared in The Times. Had Thomas lived another six days, she would have broken the British longevity record which at that time was held by Alice Stevenson. Thomas still holds the record for the oldest Welsh-born woman ever, although Welshman John Evans and English-born Anna Eliza Williams (who died in Wales) both lived longer.

Preceded by
Florence Pannell
United Kingdom's oldest recognised living person
20 October 1980 – 5 January 1982
Succeeded by
Alice Brewster

Daisy Adams[edit]

Daisy Irene Adams (née Woodward; 30 June 1880 – 8 December 1993) was for about nine months the oldest person in the UK, between 17 March 1993 and her death on 8 December 1993. She was from Church Gresley, Derbyshire. She died at the age of 113 years and 161 days, and outlived her husband and three of her five children. Her husband died at the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Adams was a teetotaler and ate little. Her son Ted put her longevity down to "living a quiet life".[24][25]

Preceded by
Charlotte Hughes
United Kingdom's oldest recognised living person
17 March 1993 – 8 December 1993
Succeeded by
Rebecca Hewison

Rebecca Hewison[edit]

Rebecca Hewison (née Ramsdale; 19 October 1881 – 22 September 1994) was a British supercentenarian and the oldest person living in Britain until her death aged 112 years, 338 days. Born in Grimsby, Hewison was the fourth child of six born to Will, a timber merchant, and Betsy-Ann Ramsdale. She married George Hewison, a stonemason, in Grimsby in 1905. In 1938 she moved to be with her daughter Frances in North London. Later in 1963 the family moved to Berrynarbor in Devon until Hewison was 105 when she returned to her hometown of Grimsby. In 1990 she met the Queen Mother at RAF Scampton. She also was a supporter of Grimsby Town football club and met the team in 1991, the year she turned 110 and also the year that the team completed a second successive promotion. Hewison was also taken for flights in aeroplanes and helicopters at Humberside Airport. She had enjoyed music since a young child and attributed her longevity to the occasional glass of lemon and port.[26]

Preceded by
Daisy Adams
United Kingdom's oldest recognised living person
8 December 1993 – 22 September 1994
Succeeded by
Annie Scott

Lucy Jane Askew[edit]

Lucy Jane Askew (8 September 1883 – 9 December 1997) was an English supercentenarian and the oldest person in Europe at the time of her death at the age of 114 years and 92 days. Askew was born and died in Loughton, Essex. She was born to Arthur George Askew and Susan Elizabeth Askew née Ellis, prosperous landowners. Lucy had five other siblings, all of whom she outlived, although three of them also lived past 100. Askew never married and was a devout Christian. Askew moved into a nursing home when she was 106 and survived a leg operation at 108. She was in good health until shortly before her death when she died peacefully in her sleep. She attributed her longevity to a modest lifestyle. Askew was the last person documented to have been born in 1883.[27][28][29]

Preceded by
Jeanne Calment
Europe's oldest recognised living person
4 August 1997 – 9 December 1997
Succeeded by
Annie Jennings
Preceded by
Annie Scott
United Kingdom's oldest recognised living person
21 April 1996 – 9 December 1997
Succeeded by
Annie Jennings

Louisa Shephard[edit]

Louisa Shephard née Williams (14 September 1898 – 19 January 2010) was a British supercentenarian. At the time of her death aged 111 years 127 days, Shephard, of Blaenavon, was the third oldest person in the United Kingdom, and the oldest person in Wales following the death of Victoria May Owen on 9 May 2007.[citation needed] She was one of the fifty oldest British people. She attributed her longevity to "hot milk with a dash of whiskey each evening".[30][31]

Ethel Wood[edit]

Ethel Eliza Wood (16 January 1901 at St Sampson, Guernsey - 19 August 2011)[1] from Kirby-le-Soken, Essex was a British supercentenarian. At the age of 110, Wood was the ninth oldest verified person in the United Kingdom following the death of 112-year-old Margaret Fish on 12 March 2011. She was one of five children born to William and Lily Wood. Wood trained as a teacher in London prior to the German occupation of Guernsey. Like her siblings, she never married or had children. She moved to Essex in the 1990s to care for her younger sister, Edith. Wood lived in her own home until breaking her leg during a fall a month before her 110th birthday. She died suddenly on 19 August 2011, aged 110 years, 215 days. If she had lived until December of that year, she would have surpassed the only other supercententenarian from the Channel Islands, Margaret Ann Neve (1792 – 1903).[32][33]

Ellen Watson[edit]

Ellen Watson née Thorpe (3 January 1900 – 16 December 2011) from Croydon was an English supercentenarian. Prior to her death, aged 111 years 347 days, she was the 3rd oldest person in the United Kingdom following the death of 112-year-old Margaret Fish on 12 March 2011.

In 1959, along with her spouse and daughter and daughter's husband, they moved to Staines. Then they moved to Ashford with Mrs Watson's two grandchildren, Janet and Jonathan.

Mrs. Watson lived there for three and a half decades. Also in 1974, the same house where she and her husband celebrated their golden wedding. Her husband Samuel died a few days later due to a long-term illness.

In the mid-1990s, Watson moved into a care home.

She credited her longevity to a healthy lifestyle and laughter.[34]

Janet Roberts[edit]

Janet Sheed Roberts (née Gordon; 13 August 1901 – 6 April 2012)[1] from Craigellachie was a Scottish supercentenarian. At the age of 110, Roberts was the sixth oldest verified person in the United Kingdom following the death of 111-year-old Margaret Cooke on 18 March 2012, and the oldest person in Scotland. She was the last surviving granddaughter of William Grant, distiller and entrepreneur. Bottles of whisky were produced in her honour to mark her 100th, 105th, 107th and 110th birthdays.

She died on 6 April 2012, at the age of 110 years, 237 days, in her home.[35] At the time of her death, she was the 6th oldest living person in Britain and the 84th oldest British person ever.

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