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Annie Jennings
Annie Jennings
Birth: 12 November 1884
Chesterfield, England, UK
Death: 20 November 1999
Chesterfield, England, UK
Age: 115 years, 8 days
Country: UK Flag UK
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Annie Jennings (née Thomas; 12 November 1884 – 20 November 1999) was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in Europe and the second-oldest living person in the world at the time of her death.

At the age of 115 years, 8 days, Jennings remains the second-oldest person ever from the UK. She was also the world's last surviving person born in 1884 whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

Jennings was born on 12 November 1884 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, and lived there all her life. She worked as a teacher and did not have any children. She reportedly disliked being in the Guinness Book of World Records. Jennings died on 20 November 1999, eight days after her 115th birthday.

Longevity Records

British Records

Jennings became the last surviving British person born in 1884 following the death of 111 year-old Helen Haward on 23 October 1996. She subsequently became the oldest living person in the UK, as well as the last surviving British person born before 1885, following the death of 114 year-old Lucy Askew on 9 December 1997. Following her death on 20 November 1999, Eva Morris became the UK's oldest living person.

At the time of her death, Jennings was the second-oldest person ever from the UK (after Charlotte Hughes who lived to 115 years, 228 days), and she remains so as of 2020.

International Records

Following the death of fellow Brit Lucy Askew on 9 December 1997, Jennings became the oldest living person in Europe. However, she did not become the oldest living European-born person until the death of 113 year-old Italian-born American Amalia Barone on 26 June 1998. After Jennings' death, another fellow Brit, Eva Morris became the oldest living person in Europe.

At the time of her death, Jennings was the second-oldest living person in the world after 119 year-old Sarah Knauss, who outlived her by 40 days.

References


United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Mary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline Beale • Fanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary WorthingtonJane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias Williams • Florence Pannell • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Anna Eliza Williams • Kate Begbie • Charlotte Hughes • Daisy Adams • Rebecca Hewison • Annie Scott • Rachel Wieselberg • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Judy Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace A Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie CammOlive BoarGrace C JonesGwen PayneHilda ClulowBob WeightonJoan Hocquard


Europe's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Willem van Renterghem • Marie d'Evergroote • Lavina Hansdatter • Kirsti Skagen • Geert Adriaans Boomgaard • Margaret Ann Neve • Karen BroedbaekSophia Wijnberg • Agnete Olsdatter • Honor Coleman • Sophie Lacomte • Maria Vleminckx • Johanna Berns • Matthias Dodenhoff • Sarah Gardiner • Elisabeth Jensen • Britta Njeldsdatter • Frederick Stabbins • Jane Lister • Martha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Gertrud Kübbeler • Marie Delfairiere • Frances Smith • Katherine Plunket • Eliza Roff • Maria Montemurro • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Wilhelmine Olschewski • Mary Davey • Francesco Cubadda • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Johanna Johansson • Elizabeth Sellwood • Petronella Braams • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Karl Glockner • Sarah Humphrey • Maria Johansson • Michelina Macchia • Caroline Beale • Josephine Marchal • Luise Rissmann • Christina Karnebeek-Backs • Marie Olsen • Willem Kostering • Ella Ille Rentel • Lovisa Svensson • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Auguste Pahl • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Marie Bernatkova • Ada Roe • Josefa Salas Mateo • Alice Stevenson • Frederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Marie-Virginie Duhem • Katharina Braun • Frederique Noel • Florence Pannell • Augustine Tessier • Jeanetta Thomas • Alice Brewster • Petronella Ribbens-Verstallen • Anna Eliza Williams • Jeanne Calment • Lucy Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Marie Bremont • Amy Hulmes • Germaine Haye • Teresa Fumarola • Joan Riudavets-Moll • Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper • Virginia Dighero-Zolezzi • Camille Loiseau • Maria de Jesus • Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco • Lucia Lauria • Florrie Baldwin • Venere Pizzinato-Papo • Marcelle Narbonne • Marie-Therese Bardet • Maria Redaelli • Emma Morano • Ana Vela Rubio • Giuseppina Projetto • Maria Giuseppa Robucci • Lucile Randon •

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