Annie Jennings

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Annie Jennings
Born Annie Thomas
(1884-11-12)12 November 1884
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Died (1999-11-20)20 November 1999
(aged 115 years, 8 days)
Known for Longevity

Annie Jennings, née Thomas[1] (12 November 1884 – 20 November 1999) was a British supercentenarian and the world's second oldest living person, after American Sarah Knauss, at Jennings' death at age 115 years 8 days.[2] Jennings hailed from Chesterfield, Derbyshire[3] where she celebrated her 114th birthday.[4] She became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of Lucy Jane Askew on 9 December 1997.[5] Jennings held the title for about two years and was succeeded as the oldest person in the UK by Eva Morris. A teacher who never had children, she is the second oldest Briton ever behind only Charlotte Hughes.[1]

Jennings disliked being in the Guinness World Records.[6]


  1. ^ a b Jeune, Bernard; et al. (May 2010). "Jeanne Calment and her Successors.". In Maier, Heiner. Supercentenarians (Demographic Research Monographs). Springer. p. 302. ISBN 978-3-642-11519-6. 
  2. ^ "Chronological Listing Of All Supercentenarians", Gerontology Research Group, 17 February 2007
  3. ^ "Quiet 114th for UK's oldest", Daily Record, 13 November 2000
  4. ^ "Happy 114th", Daily Mirror, 13 November 2000
  5. ^ "How to stop the clock", Sunday Mirror, 22 March 1998
  6. ^ "World Digest", Irish Independent, 13 November 1998

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