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Frances Smith
Birth: 21 May 1820
Devonport, England, UK
Death: 20 January 1927
Oxford, England, UK
Age: 106 years, 244 days
Country: UK Flag UK
Centenarian
Frances Jane Ross Smith (21 May 1820 – 20 January 1927) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death.

Biography

Frances Smith was born in Devonport, England, United Kingdom on 21 May 1820 to John Smith, a solicitor, and his wife Charlotte. She had a younger brother, Frederick Henry Smith (1824–1903), who was a Major General in the Bengal Infantry and raised the 18th Bengal Lancers during the Indian Mutiny of 1858. She never married nor had children, and lived in St John's Home, Oxford, from 1896 until her death.

Smith became the oldest person in the country on 11 June 1926, after the death of 106-year-old Jane Raby, and held the title until her own death on 20 January 1927 at the age of 106 years, 244 days. Her successor as the oldest person in the United Kingdom was William Walker (1822–1929). It is unknown who succeeded her as the oldest woman in the country.

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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 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 • 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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