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Elizabeth Sellwood
Birth: 21 June 1840
Upavon, England, UK
Death: 19 March 1948
Charlton St Peter, England, UK
Age: 107 years, 272 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Elizabeth Jane Sellwood (21 June 1840–19 March 1948) was a British centenarian and the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death.

Biography

Elizabeth Jane Sellwood was born in Upavon, Wiltshire, England, UK, on 21 June 1840. In her old age, she was bedridden and deafblind, and lived with her son, daughter-in-law and 77-year-old daughter, who never married and cared for her. She was also unaware that either the Second World War or rationing had taken place.

Sellwood became the oldest person in the United Kingdom on 14 January 1947 (after the death of Sarah Fitt), and died on 19 March 1948 in Charlton St Peter, Wiltshire, UK, aged 107 years, 272 days. Her successor as the oldest person in the United Kingdom was Matilda Coppins.

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United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Frederick Stabbins • Jane ListerMartha Truelove • Ann Sharp • Jane Raby • Frances Smith • William Walker • Ann Russell • Eliza Roff • Ellen Palmer • Rachel MacArthur • Rachel SwainMary Davey • Thomas Pope • John Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline BealeFanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary WorthingtonJane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah SmithJohn Mosley TurnerAda Roe • Alice StevensonElizabeth WatkinsFrederick Butterfield • Rose Heeley • Agnes Helyar • James Harrow • Sarah Morgan • Lilias WilliamsFlorence PannellJeanetta ThomasAlice 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 BriceAnnie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice BowmanAnnie Turnbull • Elsie SteeleMargaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace A Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie CammOlive BoarGrace C JonesGwen PayneHilda ClulowBob WeightonJoan HocquardLilian PriestGertrude KingstonMollie Walker

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