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Rebecca Lees
Birth: 29 August 1837
England, UK
Death: 5 March 1946
Whitstable, England, UK
Age: 108 years, 188 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

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.

Biography

Rebecca Sarah Lees was born in England, United Kingdom, on August 1837. Her exact date of birth is unknown, but she was baptised on 29 November 1837, aged around 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.

References


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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