James Harrow
James Harrow
James Harrow at the age of 110.
Birth: 21 November 1866
Marylebone, London, England
Death: 14 December 1976
Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Age: 110 years, 23 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

James Alfred Harrow Jr. (21 November 1866 – 14 December 1976) was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom at the time of his death. His age is validated by Oldest in Britain, but is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Harrow was born in Marylebone, London, England on 21 November 1866. His parents were James Sr. and Eliza (née Smith) Harrow. He had at least two siblings, named Henry and Rosa.

On 22 December 1892, Harrow married Minnie Zilpha in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he lived for most of his life. He also travelled to places such as San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Wellington, Southampton and Sydney. He returned to the UK when he was 99 so he could live with his daughter. He died in Basingstoke, England on 14 December 1976 at the age of 110 years, 23 days.

Longevity Records

Harrow became the oldest living man in the United Kingdom following the death of 110-year-old Frederick Butterfield on 8 March 1974. Two weeks before his death, Harrow surpassed Butterfield's age to become the second-oldest British man of all-time, after John Mosley Turner.

Harrow became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 109-year-old Agnes Helyar on 12 March 1976, Harrow became the oldest living person in Britain as well as the last surviving British person born in 1866. Following his death, Harrow was succeeded as the UK's oldest person by Sarah Morgan and as Britain's oldest man by Ernest Oxley.



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 Priest

United Kingdom's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

George Stanforth • John Mosley Turner • John Leng • Frederick Butterfield • James Harrow • Ernest Oxley • Harry Durrant • Arthur Emanuel • James Sellers • Walter Sandford • George Simms • Henry Norman • John Orton • Alfred Grant • John Evans • Samuel Crabbe • Joseph Randle • Jesse Yewdall • William Proctor • David Davies • Vinson Gulliver • David Henderson • Harry Halford • William Lee • Frederick Moore • Harry Laverick • Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski • Henry Allingham • Harry Patch • Stanley Lucas • Edward Anderson • Reg Dean • Ralph Tarrant • Harold Bracher • Frank Simes • John Mansfield • Alf Smith • Bob Weighton • Harry Fransman • John Tinniswood

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.