List of British supercentenarians

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This is a list of British supercentenarians (people from the United Kingdom who have attained the age of at least 110 years). The Gerontology Research Group (GRG), an organization that tracks supercentenarians and validates their age claims, has asserted that there have been approximately 140 verified supercentenarians from the United Kingdom.[1][2] As of 18 September 2017, there are 3 verified living supercentenarians in the United Kingdom, the oldest of whom is Bessie Camm from Rotherham, England, born 20 June 1904, aged 113 years, 90 days.[3]

100 oldest British people ever[edit]

  Deceased   Living
^ denotes age at death, or, if living, age as of 18 September 2017

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 15 January 2015 114 years, 233 days England 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[4] 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 Gladys Hooper[2] F 18 January 1903 9 July 2016 113 years, 173 days England England
13 Daisy Adams[2] F 30 June 1880 8 December 1993 113 years, 161 days England England
14 Bessie Camm[3] F 20 June 1904 Living 113 years, 90 days England Living in England
15 Henry Allingham[5] M 6 June 1896 18 July 2009 113 years, 42 days England England
16 Annie Scott[2] F 15 March 1883 21 April 1996 113 years, 37 days Ireland[b] Scotland
17 Ruby Gilliam[2] F 21 September 1885 22 October 1998 113 years, 31 days England England
18 Olive Boar[3] F 29 September 1904 Living 112 years, 354 days England Living in England
19 Rebecca Hewison[2] F 19 October 1881 22 September 1994 112 years, 338 days England England
20 John Evans[2] M 19 August 1877 10 June 1990 112 years, 295 days Wales Wales
21 Nellie Bradley[2] F 12 September 1889 11 March 2002 112 years, 180 days England England
Violet Wood[6] F 2 September 1899 29 February 2012 112 years, 180 days England England
23 Alice Ducat[3] F 8 May 1905 Living 112 years, 133 days Scotland Living in England
24 Gladys Ivy Hawley[2] F 18 December 1891 28 April 2004 112 years, 132 days England England
25 Annie Butler[3] F 4 June 1897 28 September 2009 112 years, 116 days England England
26 Kathleen McManners[1] F 6 July 1901 20 September 2013 112 years, 76 days England England
27 Florence Pittaway[3] F 15 October 1902 21 December 2014 112 years, 67 days England England
28 Mary Ann Hebden[2] F 4 October 1893 30 November 2005 112 years, 57 days England England
29 Edith Ingamells[2] F 12 January 1894 1 March 2006 112 years, 48 days England England
30 Alice Stevenson[2] F 10 July 1861 18 August 1973 112 years, 39 days England England
31 Jeanetta Thomas[2] F 2 December 1869 5 January 1982 112 years, 34 days Wales Wales
32 Margaret Fish[7] F 7 March 1899 12 March 2011 112 years, 5 days England England
33 Annie Price[2] F 12 January 1886 26 December 1997 111 years, 348 days Wales England
34 Annie Turnbull[3] F 21 September 1898 3 September 2010 111 years, 347 days Scotland Scotland
Ellen Watson[7] F 3 January 1900 16 December 2011 111 years, 347 days England England
36 Ellaline Redmond[1] F 20 March 1901 27 February 2013 111 years, 344 days England England
37 Ada Roe[2] F 6 February 1858 11 January 1970 111 years, 339 days England England
38 Eunice Bowman[3] F 23 August 1898 26 July 2010 111 years, 337 days England England
39 Helen Haward[2] F 24 November 1884 23 October 1996 111 years, 334 days England England
40 Dorothy Baldwin[3] F 8 February 1902 1 January 2014 111 years, 327 days England England
41 Mary Ann Fewster[2] F 6 February 1878 26 December 1989 111 years, 323 days England England
42 Florence Pannell[2] F 26 December 1868 20 October 1980 111 years, 299 days England England
Edith Kaufmann[3] F 12 December 1903 7 October 2015 111 years, 299 days Czech Republic[c] England
44 Rose Hart[2] F 20 March 1878 5 January 1990 111 years, 291 days England England
45 Ivy Frampton[3] F 22 November 1903 5 September 2015 111 years, 287 days England England
46 Elsie Steele[4] F 6 January 1899 18 October 2010 111 years, 285 days England England
47 John Mosely Turner[2] M 15 June 1856 21 March 1968 111 years, 280 days England England
48 Dorothy Peel[3] F 28 September 1902 24 June 2014 111 years, 269 days England England
49 Irene Pearce[6] F 5 January 1901 6 September 2012 111 years, 245 days England England
50 Kate Begbie[2] F 9 January 1877 5 September 1988 111 years, 240 days England Scotland
51 Hermione Cock[3] F 1 March 1904 24 October 2015 111 years, 237 days England England
52 Louisa Aspland[2] F 5 March 1888 21 October 1999 111 years, 230 days England England
53 Gladys Good[7] F 12 March 1900 24 October 2011 111 years, 226 days England Wales
54 Annie Bannell[2] F 12 February 1882 10 September 1993 111 years, 210 days England England
55 Elizabeth Jones[2] F 20 August 1888 10 March 2000 111 years, 203 days England England
56 Florence Reeves[2] F 17 February 1894 28 August 2005 111 years, 192 days England England
57 Margaret Cooke[6] F 15 September 1900 18 March 2012 111 years, 185 days England England
58 Victoria Southan[7] F 24 May 1900 22 November 2011 111 years, 182 days England England
59 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
61 Annie Knight[2] F 6 June 1895 27 November 2006 111 years, 174 days Scotland Scotland
62 Emmeline Brice[2] F 9 March 1895 26 July 2006 111 years, 139 days England England
63 Aida Mason[2] F 24 September 1895 9 February 2007 111 years, 138 days England England
64 Emily Calvert[2] F 30 August 1893 13 January 2005 111 years, 136 days England England
65 Annie Meston[3] F 12 November 1903 22 March 2015 111 years, 130 days England England
66 Louisa Shephard[3] F 14 September 1898 19 January 2010 111 years, 127 days Wales Wales
67 Constance Shepherd[2] F 16 February 1893 19 June 2004 111 years, 124 days England England
68 Rose Heeley[2] F 25 August 1864 24 December 1975 111 years, 121 days England England
69 Annie Townsend[2] F 20 May 1883 11 September 1994 111 years, 114 days England England
70 Jane Redpath[2] F 3 March 1889 16 June 2000 111 years, 105 days Scotland Scotland
71 Alma Rayward[3] F 3 October 1903 15 January 2015 111 years, 104 days England England
72 Doris Prater[2] F 26 October 1893 21 January 2005 111 years, 87 days England England
73 Catherine Masters[7] F 23 November 1899 14 February 2011 111 years, 83 days Scotland England
74 Maud Ellis[6] F 28 September 1901 14 December 2012 111 years, 77 days England England
75 Elsie Ward[4] F 24 July 1899 21 September 2010 111 years, 59 days England England
76 Harry Patch[5] M 17 June 1898 25 July 2009 111 years, 38 days England England
77 Maria Pettigrew[8] F 27 October 1893 26 November 2004 111 years, 30 days Scotland Scotland
78 Doris Punchard[9][10] F 19 July 1904 12 August 2015 111 years, 24 days England England
79 Alice Brewster[2] F 16 September 1871 9 October 1982 111 years, 23 days England England
80 Sarah Morgan[2] F 23 January 1867 12 February 1978 111 years, 20 days England England
81 Isabella Brown[7] F 29 January 1900 24 January 2011 110 years, 360 days Ireland[b] England
82 Florence Green[6] F 19 February 1901 4 February 2012 110 years, 350 days England England
83 Margaret Ann Neve[2] F 18 May 1792 4 April 1903 110 years, 321 days Guernsey Guernsey
84 Winifred Pettit[2] F 1 November 1887 10 September 1998 110 years, 313 days England England
85 Charlotte Gibson[2] F 2 April 1896 5 February 2007 110 years, 309 days England England
86 Vera Kift[2] F 8 April 1894 26 January 2005 110 years, 293 days England England
87 Elsie Day[2] F 16 December 1885 26 September 1996 110 years, 285 days England England
88 Jessamine Nicholls[2] F 25 January 1892 30 October 2002 110 years, 278 days England England
89 Christina Morrison[2] F 22 October 1895 25 July 2006 110 years, 276 days Scotland Scotland
90 Ethel Gale[2] F 26 April 1888 26 January 1999 110 years, 275 days England England
91 Ethel Tuck[2] F 16 August 1881 15 May 1992 110 years, 273 days England England
92 Constance Young[11] F 1 November 1869 27 July 1980 110 years, 269 days England England
93 Sarah Ann Raw[2] F 20 December 1873 10 September 1984 110 years, 265 days England England
94 Kate Jones[2] F 3 April 1880 22 December 1990 110 years, 263 days England England
95 Florence Cox[2] F 24 October 1895 7 July 2006 110 years, 256 days England England
96 Mary Ann Poole[2] F 31 May 1887 2 February 1998 110 years, 247 days England England
97 Jean Einstein[2] F 11 April 1896 8 December 2006 110 years, 241 days Wales England
98 Janet Roberts[6] F 13 August 1901 6 April 2012 110 years, 237 days Scotland Scotland
99 Elizabeth Watkins[2] F 10 March 1863 31 October 1973 110 years, 235 days Ireland[b] Northern Ireland
100 Mary Brown[12] F 5 September 1897 24 April 2008 110 years, 232 days Scotland England

British emigrant supercentenarians top 20[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[13] 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[13] F 25 October 1878 7 November 1991 113 years, 13 days England Canada
6 Amelia England[6] 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 Jennie Howell[14] F 11 February 1845 16 December 1956 111 years, 309 days England United States
10 Avice Clarke[6] F 17 May 1900 17 January 2012 111 years, 245 days England United States
11 Marion Sawyer[1] F 5 July 1901 26 February 2013 111 years, 236 days England United States
12 George Frederick Ives[2] M 17 November 1881 12 April 1993 111 years, 146 days England Canada
13 Doris Lilian Cornell[15] F 21 August 1904 11 January 2016 111 years, 143 days England Canada
14 Bessie Roffey[12] F 2 March 1897 17 June 2008 111 years, 107 days England Canada
15 Harriet Trudgen[2] F 22 May 1889 2 August 2000 111 years, 72 days England United States
16 Miriam Bannister[2] F 19 March 1817 9 April 1928 111 years, 21 days England United States
17 Florence Van Stockum[2] F 5 October 1894 2 May 2005 110 years, 209 days England United States
18 Ellen Green F 19 July 1878 4 December 1988 110 years, 138 days Ireland[b] Canada
19 Dorothy Hodgson[16] F 23 July 1897 7 December 2007 110 years, 137 days England Canada
20 Mary D'All-Parsons[2] F 8 November 1895 15 March 2006 110 years, 127 days Scotland Canada

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

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Place of death
? 8 October 1963 Ellen Dart[17] 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[2] F 108 – 109 12 May 1855 – 6 March 1965
109 years, 298 days
St Pancras, England
6 March 1965 10 January 1966
(310)
Hannah Smith[2] 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[2] 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[2] 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[2] F 108 – 112 10 July 1861 – 18 August 1973
112 years, 39 days
Sutton, England
18 August 1973 31 October 1973
(74)
Elizabeth Watkins[2] F 110 10 March 1863 – 31 October 1973
110 years, 235 days
Belfast, Northern Ireland
31 October 1973 9 March 1974
(129)
Frederick Butterfield[2] 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[2] F 109 – 111 25 August 1864 – 24 December 1975
111 years, 121 days
Droitwich, England
24 December 1975 12 March 1976
(79)
Agnes Helyar[2] 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[2] 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[2] 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[2] 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[2] F 110 – 112 2 December 1869 – 5 January 1982
112 years, 34 days
Cowbridge, Wales
5 January 1982 9 October 1982
(277)
Alice Brewster[2] 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[2] F 109 – 114 2 June 1873 – 27 December 1987
114 years, 208 days
Swansea, Wales
27 December 1987 5 September 1988
(253)
Kate Begbie[2] 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[2] F 111 – 115 1 August 1877 – 17 March 1993
115 years, 228 days
Redcar, England
17 March 1993 8 December 1993
(266)
Daisy Adams[2] F 112 – 113 30 June 1880 – 8 December 1993
113 years, 161 days
Church Gresley, England
8 December 1993 22 September 1994
(288)
Rebecca Hewison[2] 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[2] 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[2] 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[2] F 113 – 115 12 November 1884 – 20 November 1999
115 years, 8 days
Chesterfield, England
20 November 1999 2 November 2000
(348)
Eva Morris[2] F 114 8 November 1885 – 2 November 2000
114 years, 360 days
Stone, England
2 November 2000 27 October 2001
(359)
Amy Hulmes[2] F 113 – 114 5 October 1887 – 27 October 2001
114 years, 22 days
Bury, England
27 October 2001 11 March 2002
(135)
Nellie Bradley[2] 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[2] 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[2] F 111 – 113 24 May 1892 – 7 December 2005
113 years, 197 days
Stirling, Scotland
7 December 2005 1 March 2006
(84)
Edith Ingamells[2] F 111 – 112 12 January 1894 – 1 March 2006
112 years, 48 days
Enfield, England
1 March 2006 26 July 2006
(147)
Emmeline Brice[2] F 110 – 111 9 March 1895 – 26 July 2006
111 years, 139 days
Leighton Buzzard, England
26 July 2006 27 November 2006
(124)
Annie Knight[2] F 111 6 June 1895 – 27 November 2006
111 years, 174 days
Aberdeen, Scotland
27 November 2006 9 February 2007
(74)
Aida Mason[2] 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[2] F 110 – 114 31 March 1896 – 8 May 2010
114 years, 38 days
Leeds, England
8 May 2010 16 July 2010
(69)
Eunice Bowman[18] F 111 23 August 1898 – 16 July 2010
111 years, 327 days
Gateshead, England
16 July 2010 3 September 2010
(49)
Annie Turnbull[19] F 111 21 September 1898 – 3 September 2010
111 years, 347 days
Edinburgh, Scotland
3 September 2010 18 October 2010
(45)
Elsie Steele[20] F 111 6 January 1899 – 18 October 2010
111 years, 285 days
Repton, England
18 October 2010 12 March 2011
(145)
Margaret Fish[21] F 111 – 112 7 March 1899 – 12 March 2011
112 years, 5 days
Wilstead, England
12 March 2011 29 February 2012
(354)
Violet Wood[22] F 111 – 112 2 September 1899 – 29 February 2012
112 years, 180 days
Whitstable, England
29 February 2012 14 November 2013
(1 year, 259 days)
Grace Jones[22] F 112 – 113 7 December 1899 – 14 November 2013
113 years, 342 days
Bermondsey, England
14 November 2013 15 January 2015
(1 year, 62 days)
Ethel Lang[23] F 113 – 114 27 May 1900 – 15 January 2015
114 years, 233 days
Barnsley, England
15 January 2015 9 July 2016
(1 year, 176 days)
Gladys Hooper[24] F 111 – 113 18 January 1903 – 9 July 2016
113 years, 173 days
Ryde, England
9 July 2016 Present
(1 year, 71 days)
Bessie Camm[25] F 112 – 113* born 20 June 1904
age 113 years, 90 days
Living in Rotherham, England

Biographies[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.[26] 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.[26] 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.

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, meaning that she was widowed in her thirties. Adams was a teetotaler and ate little. Her son Ted put her longevity down to "living a quiet life".[27]

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.[28] 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.

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.[29][30]

Amy Hulmes[edit]

Amy Isabel Hulmes née Matthews (5 October 1887 – 27 October 2001)[31] from Bury, Greater Manchester, England was a British supercentenarian who became the oldest person in Britain after the death of Eva Morris in November 2000, until her death at the age of 114 years and 22 days.[31] She was also thought to be the oldest person in the world, before the discovery of Maude Farris-Luse who was nine months older. Hulmes was the youngest of nine children, and gave up smoking at the age of 84. She could reportedly still touch her toes at the age of 105.[32][33]

Edith Ingamells[edit]

Edith 'Judy' Ingamells (née Gude; 12 January 1894 – 1 March 2006)[34] was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom, following the death of 113-year-old Lucy d'Abreu on 7 December 2005, until her death aged 112 years 48 days. Judy's successor as the UK's oldest living person was Emmeline Brice.[35]

Born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, Ingamells, nicknamed "Judy", moved to Enfield, London at the beginning of the Second World War, where she married a florist, Percy, who worked for a family firm based in Covent Garden. She lived in other areas around England, and worked as a milliner before coming back to settle in Enfield in 1990. Ingamells had three daughters, five grandchildren, four great-grand children and two great-great-grandchildren. When serenaded with wartime songs on her 112th birthday, Ingamells responded "I don't like war songs. Who wants to remember something as horrible as the war?".[34] The secret to Ingamells' longevity, said daughter Pat Bull at the time of her 111th birthday, was to "never look back, always look forward, which she is certainly doing".[36]

Bessie Camm[edit]

Bessie Camm[37] or Bessie Kemm[38] (neé Alderson, formerly Canwood; born 20 June 1904), age 113 years, 90 days, is a British supercentenarian and the oldest living resident of the UK, after the death of Gladys Hooper on 9 July 2016.[25][37][38]

She was born in Swaledale, North Yorkshire on 20 June 1904 and currently lives in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. She worked as a nurse from 1926 until 1972. She married her husband John shortly before the outbreak of World War II. The couple had no children. When asked what the secret to long life was, she said “hard work, knowing lovely people and good food”.[25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ d'Abreu was born in Dharwar, which was then part of the British Raj. It is now in India.
  2. ^ a b c d Partition of Ireland, Northern Ireland did not exist before 1921.
  3. ^ Kaufmann was born in a part of Austria-Hungary, which is now located in the Czech Republic.

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