Oldest people in Britain

You thought you knew the world's oldest people? Now let's test you on the UK's oldest. This is a chronological list going back to 1920 (1959 for men). Again, this is nearly impossible.
All cases are authenticated by reliable birth/baptism records
Places of death are listed by their 1889-1974 county
Two of these people were born in Eastern Europe, and one in India
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Oldest person
18 July 1815
22 January 1922
Worle, Somerset
Frederick Stabbins
3 February 1816
25 April 1923
Lincoln
Jane Lister
7 August 1816
20 May 1924
Plumstead, London
Martha Truelove
22 June 1818
8 November 1924
Boston, Lincolnshire
Ann Sharp
25 October 1819
11 June 1926
Bath
Jane Raby
21 May 1820
20 January 1927
Oxford
Frances Smith
8 January 1822
28 February 1929
Nottingham
William Walker
19 November 1823
7 February 1931
Fareham, Hampshire
Ann Russell
10 July 1824
11 June 1933
Plymouth
Eliza Roff
4 September 1827
2 December 1935
Blackheath, London
Ellen Palmer
26 November 1827
10 December 1936
Edinburgh
Rachel Macarthur
1 September 1830
12 October 1938
Flitwick, Bedfordshire
Rachel Swain
3 June 1832
2 October 1940
Brighton
Mary Davey
22 January 1835
17 February 1943
Liverpool
Thomas Pope
30 May 1835
15 October 1944
Wolverton, Buckinghamshire
John Francklow
August 1837
5 March 1946
Whitstable, Kent
Rebecca Lees
16 November 1838
14 January 1947
Winchester
Sarah Fitt
21 June 1840
19 March 1948
Charlton St Peter, Wiltshire
Elizabeth Sellwood
11 October 1842
22 December 1951
Hastings
Matilda Coppins
30 August 1844
5 March 1953
Bournemouth
Elizabeth Whitehead
26 January 1846
7 May 1953
Worthing, Sussex
Emma Rooke
14 March 1846
2 June 1953
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Margaret Lunn
25 February 1847
28 May 1955
Reigate, Surrey
Sarah Humphrey
30 December 1848
9 December 1956
Wallington, Surrey
Caroline Beale
21 April 1850
16 February 1957
Evesham, Worcestershire
Fanny Hopkins
14 December 1850
2 July 1957
Lewes, Sussex
Elizabeth Etheridge
23 May 1851
7 August 1958
Winterborne Kingston, Dorset
Sophia Wellstead
3 July 1851
16 January 1959
Sweffling, Suffolk
Rhoda Harris
20 May 1852
6 February 1959
Fulham, London
Emma Weeks
17 March 1853
10 November 1959
Hastings
Edith Grellier
8 June 1853
12 January 1961
Walsall, Staffordshire
Mary Worthington
29 September 1854
19 April 1962
Newton Abbot, Devon
Jane Stoneman
1 November 1854
8 October 1963
Paignton, Devon
Ellen Dart
12 May 1855
6 March 1965
St Pancras, London
Elizabeth Kensley
7 January 1856
10 January 1966
Sheffield
Hannah Smith
15 June 1856
21 March 1968
Tottenham
John Mosley Turner
6 February 1858
11 January 1970
Lowestoft, Suff
Ada Roe
10 July 1861
18 August 1973
Sutton, Surrey
Alice Stevenson
28 February 1864
8 March 1974
Harrogate, Yorkshire
Frederick Butterfield
25 August 1864
24 December 1975
Droitwich, Worcs
Rose Heeley
19 September 1866
12 March 1976
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Agnes Helyar
21 November 1866
14 December 1976
Basingstoke, Hants
James Harrow
23 January 1867
12 February 1978
Tonbridge, Kent
Sarah Morgan
30 November 1868
12 February 1979
Launceston, Cornwall
Lilias Williams
26 December 1868
20 October 1980
Kensington
Florence Pannell
2 December 1869
5 January 1982
Cowbridge, Glamorgan
Jeanetta Thomas
16 September 1871
9 October 1982
Bath
Alice Brewster
2 June 1873
27 December 1987
Swansea
Anna Eliza Williams
9 January 1877
5 September 1988
Dundee
Kate Begbie
1 August 1877
17 March 1993
Redcar, Yorks
Charlotte Hughes
30 June 1880
8 December 1993
Church Gresley, Derbyshire
Daisy Adams
19 October 1881
22 September 1994
Grimsby, Lincs
Rebecca Hewison
15 March 1883
21 April 1996
Reay, Caithness
Annie Scott
23 June 1883
6 June 1996
Wandsworth, London
Rachel Wieselberg
8 September 1883
9 December 1997
Loughton, Essex
Lucy Askew
12 November 1884
20 November 1999
Chesterfield, Derbs
Annie Jennings
8 November 1885
2 November 2000
Stone, Staffs
Eva Morris
5 October 1887
27 October 2001
Bury, Lancs
Amy Hulmes
12 September 1889
11 March 2002
Keighley, Yorks
Nellie Bradley
18 December 1891
28 April 2004
Chesterfield
Gladys Hawley
24 May 1892
7 December 2005
Stirling
Lucy d'Abreu
12 January 1894
1 March 2006
Enfield, Middlesex
Edith (Judy) Ingamells
9 March 1895
26 July 2006
Leighton Buzzard, Beds
Emmeline Brice
6 June 1895
27 November 2006
Aberdeen
Annie Knight
24 September 1895
9 February 2007
Upton, Yorks
Ada Mason
31 March 1896
8 May 2010
Leeds
Florrie Baldwin
23 August 1898
16 July 2010
Gateshead, County Durham
Eunice Bowman
21 September 1898
3 September 2010
Edinburgh
Annie Turnbull
6 January 1899
18 October 2010
Repton, Derbyshire
Elsie Steele
7 March 1899
12 March 2011
Wilstead, Beds
Margaret Fish
2 September 1899
29 February 2012
Whitstable
Violet Wood
7 December 1899
14 November 2013
Bermondsey, London
Grace Adelaide Jones
27 May 1900
15 January 2015
Barnsley, Yorks
Ethel Lang
18 January 1903
9 July 2016
Ryde, Isle of Wight
Gladys Hooper
20 June 1904
11 May 2018
Rotherham, Yorks
Bessie Camm
29 September 1904
28 August 2018
Felixstowe, Suff
Olive Boar
16 September 1906
7 June 2019
Broadway, Worcs
Grace Catherine Jones
5 August 1907
15 October 2019
Sevenoaks, Kent
Gwen Payne
15 March 1908
24 December 2019
Redditch, Worcs
Hilda Clulow
29 March 1908
28 May 2020
Alton, Hants
Bob Weighton
29 March 1908
24 October 2020
Poole, Dorset
Joan Hocquard
7 November 1908
6 June 2021
Swanage, Dorset
Lilian Priest
1 February 1909
28 July 2021
Woolton Hill, Hants
Gertrude Kingston
5 February 1909
Living
Kingwood, Oxfordshire
Mollie Walker
 
 
 
 
Oldest man
31 January 1856
11 September 1959
Northallerton, Yorks
George Stanforth
15 June 1856
21 March 1968
Tottenham, London
John Mosley Turner
7 May 1862
Q2 1969
Hartlepool, Co Dur
John Leng
28 February 1864
8 March 1974
Harrogate, Yorks
Frederick Butterfield
21 November 1866
14 December 1976
Basingstoke, Hants
James Harrow
18 September 1870
16 September 1977
Sheffield
Ernest Oxley
19 September 1872
15 January 1978
Waltham Forest, Essex
Harry Durrant
14 November 1872
16 May 1978
York
Arthur Emanuel
22 January 1873
Q4 1979
Ely, Cambridgeshire
James Sellers
30 March 1874
30 May 1980
Surrey (unknown settlement)
Walter Sandford
28 July 1874
13 December 1981
Carlisle, Cumberland
George Simms
6 January 1876
9 January 1984
Morecambe, Lancs
Henry Norman
19 January 1876
30 January 1984
St Ives, Huntingdonshire
John Orton
19 April 1876
4 April 1984
Dovercourt, Essex
Alfred Grant
19 August 1877
10 June 1990
Swansea
John Evans
12 December 1880
23 July 1990
Cadgwith, Cornwall
Samuel Crabbe
31 January 1884
11 January 1992
Harlow, Essex
Joseph Randle
4 October 1884
23 July 1993
Cockermouth, Cumb
Jesse Yewdall
29 June 1885
5 October 1994
New Ferry, Cheshire
William Proctor
18 August 1886
24 April 1995
Aberdare, Glamorgan
David Davies
28 November 1887
7 August 1997
Manchester
Vinson Gulliver
14 June 1889
14 November 1998
Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire
David Henderson
15 June 1891
26 July 2000
Leicester
Harry Halford
30 January 1892
20 October 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs
William Lee
21 November 1892
14 April 2002
New Milton, Hants
Frederick Moore
21 March 1894
6 December 2002
Maldon, Essex
Harry Laverick
19 July 1894
6 December 2005
Grange-over-Sands, Lancs
Jerzy Pajączkowski-Dydyński
6 June 1896
18 July 2009
Ovingdean, Sussex
Henry Allingham
17 June 1898
25 July 2009
Wells, Somerset
Harry Patch
15 January 1900
21 June 2010
Bude, Cornwall
Stanley Lucas
26 May 1902
22 March 2011
Great Malvern, Worcs
Edward Anderson
4 November 1902
6 January 2013
Wirksworth, Derbs
Reg Dean
7 July 1903
30 October 2013
Sheffield
Ralph Tarrant
30 November 1904
13 April 2016
Claygate, Surrey
Harold Bracher
10 July 1905
18 September 2016
London
Frank Simes
14 December 1907
27 November 2016
Ashbourne, Derbs
Jack Mansfield
29 March 1908
4 August 2019
Perth
Alf Smith
29 March 1908
28 May 2020
Alton, Hants
Bob Weighton
25 November 1911
25 September 2020
Elstree, Herts
Harry Fransman
26 August 1912
Living
Southport, Lancs
John Tinniswood
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