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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 whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group. At the time of her death, she was the United Kingdom's oldest living person and the world's second-oldest living person, after American Sarah Knauss. At the age of 115 years, 8 days, she remains the second-oldest person ever from the UK.[1]

Biography

Jennings was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, and lived there all her life.[2][3] She worked as a teacher and never had children.

Jennings became the oldest living person in the UK following the death of Lucy Jane Askew on 9 December 1997,[4] a title she held for nearly two years until her death on 20 November 1999, aged 115 years, 8 days. Following her death, Eva Morris became the UK's oldest person.

Jennings reportedly disliked being in the Guinness World Records.[5]

References

  1. Chronological Listing Of All Supercentenarians Gerontology Research Group
  2. "Quiet 114th for UK's oldest" Daily Record. 13 November 1998
  3. "Happy 114th" Daily Mirror. 13 November 1998
  4. "How to stop the clock" Sunday Mirror. 22 March 1998
  5. World Digest Irish Independent. 13 November 1998


United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel Swain • Mary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Christian 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 Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith 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 ClulowJoan Hocquard and Bob Weighton

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