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Rachel Swain
Rachel Swain
Birth: 1 September 1830
Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Death: 12 October 1938
Flitwick, Bedfordshire, England, UK
Age: 108 years, 41 days
Country: UK Flag UK
Centenarian
Rachel Swain (1 September 1830 – 12 October 1938) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death.


Biography

Rachel Swain was born on 1 September 1830 in the village of Flitwick. She lived there her entire life. She married in 1848. Swain and her husband had eleven children. Two of their children, Sarah and William, were alive at the time of Rachel's death. Mr. Swain died in 1902 at the age of 76.

Swain became the oldest living person upon the death of Rachel MacArthur on 10 December 1936. She died on 12 October 1938 at the age of 108 years, 41 days. She was succeeded in title by Mary Davey.

References


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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