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Thomas Pope
Birth: 22 January 1835
UK
Death: 17 February 1943
Liverpool, England, UK
Age: 108 years, 26 days
Country: UK Flag UK
Centenarian

Thomas Pope (22 January 1835 – 17 February 1943) was a British centenarian who was the oldest known living person in the United Kingdom at the time of his death.

Biography

Thomas Pope was born in the United Kingdom on 22 January 1835. A Freeman of the City of Liverpool, he never married.

Pope was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from 2 October 1940 (following the death of 108-year-old Mary Davey of Brighton) until his own death nearly two and a half years later. It is currently unknown when he became the oldest man in the country.

On his 107th birthday, Pope was reported to be in good health and able to read without glasses. He died on 17 February 1943 at the age of 108 years, 26 days. At the time of his death, he was the oldest British man ever (surpassing the age of William Walker the year before). His successor as the oldest man (and person) in the United Kingdom was John Christian Francklow (1835–1944), who surpassed Pope's age only four months later.

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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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