|Birth:||29 August 1837|
|Death:||5 March 1946|
Whitstable, England, UK
|Age:||108 years, 188 days|
Rebecca Sarah Lees (29 August 1837 – 5 March 1946) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death.
Rebecca Sarah Lees was born in England, United Kingdom, in August 1837. Her exact date of birth is unknown, but she was baptised on 29 November 1837, aged three months. (From this, Oldest in Britain gives her date of birth as 29 August.)
Lees became the oldest person in the United Kingdom on 15 October 1944 (after the death of John Francklow) and was the first woman to do so since the death of Mary Davey four years earlier. It is currently unknown when she became the oldest woman in the country. Lees died in Whitstable, England, on 5 March 1946, aged 108 years, 188 days. Sarah Fitt (1838–1947) then became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom.
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