Annie Scott
Annie Scott
Birth: 15 March 1883
Dungannon, Northern Ireland, UK
Death: 21 April 1996
Reay, Scotland, UK
Age: 113 years, 37 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Validated

Annie Isabella Scott (15 March 1883 – 21 April 1996) was a Northern Irish-born Scottish supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death. Her age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Scott formerly held the records for being both the longest-lived person born on the island of Ireland and the longest-lived person to die in Scotland. Both of these records have subsequently been surpassed, although Scott remains the longest-lived person ever born in Northern Ireland.

Biography

Scott was born in Dungannon, Northern Ireland on 15 March 1883. She died in Reay, Scotland on 21 April 1996 at the age of 113 years, 37 days.

Longevity Records

It is not known at what point Scott became either the oldest living person born in Ireland or oldest living person residing in Scotland, but it was likely before her 110th birthday. She became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 112 year-old Rebecca Hewison on 22 September 1994. After Scott's death on 21 April 1996, Rachel Wieselberg became the UK's oldest living person.

All-Time Records

Scott became the longest-lived person in the history of Scotland on 11 November 1994, after surpassing the previous record of 111 years, 240 days set by Kate Begbie. Scott held this record until 1 July 2005, when her age was surpassed by Lucy d'Abreu.

Scott became the longest-lived person ever born on the island of Ireland on 6 February 1995, after surpassing the previous record of 111 years, 327 days set by Katherine Plunket. Scott held this record until 26 March 2015, when her age was surpassed by Kathleen Snavely. However, Snavely was born in what is now the Republic of Ireland, so Scott remains as the longest-lived person ever born in Northern Ireland.

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

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