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William Capel
William Capel
William Capel on his claimed 107th birthday.
Birth: 22 August 1831?
Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Death: 2 September 1938
Leytonstone, Greater London, England, UK
Age: 107 years, 11 days?
Country: United Kingdom UK

William Capel (22 August 1831? – 2 September 1938) was British centenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Oldest in Britain. If his claimed age is true, he might have been the oldest man in the United Kingdom at time of his death.


William Capel claimed to have been born in Thornborough, Buckinghamshire, England, UK on 22 August 1831. He started working as a farmer at the age of 10.

He married Mary Ann Smith in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, UK on 14 December 1863. The couple had 14 children.

William Capel died in Leytonstone, Greater London, England, UK on 2 September 1938 at the claimed age of 107 years, 11 days.