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Annie Jennings
Annie Jennings
Birth: 12 November 1884
Chesterfield, England, UK
Death: 20 November 1999
Chesterfield, England, UK
Age: 115 years, 8 days
Country: UK Flag UK
Validated

Annie Jennings (née Thomas, 12 November 1884 – 20 November 1999) was a validated British supercentenarian and the world's second-oldest living person, after American Sarah Knauss, at the time of her death at the age of 115 years, 8 days.[1]

Biography

Jennings hailed from Chesterfield, Derbyshire,[2] where she celebrated her 114th birthday.[3] She became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of Lucy Jane Askew on 9 December 1997.[4] Jennings held the title for almost two years and was succeeded as the oldest person in the UK by Eva Morris. She worked as a teacher, never had children, and is second only to Charlotte Hughes on the UK's all time list, and one of the top 50 oldest validated people ever.

Jennings disliked being in the Guinness World Records.[5]

References

  1. Chronological Listing Of All Supercentenarians Gerontology Research Group
  2. "Quiet 114th for UK's oldest" Daily Record. 13 November 1998
  3. "Happy 114th" Daily Mirror. 13 November 1998
  4. "How to stop the clock" Sunday Mirror. 22 March 1998
  5. World Digest Irish Independent. 13 November 1998


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 Christian Francklow • Rebecca Lees • Sarah Fitt • Elizabeth Sellwood • Matilda Coppins • Elizabeth Whitehead • Emma Rooke • Margaret Lunn • Julia Gray • Sarah Humphrey • Caroline Beale • Fanny Hopkins • Elizabeth Etheridge • Sophia Wellstead • Rhoda Harris • Emma Weeks • Edith Grellier • Mary Worthington • Jane Stoneman • Ellen Dart • Elizabeth Kensley • Hannah Smith • John Mosley Turner • Ada Roe • Alice Stevenson • Elizabeth Watkins • 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 Jane Askew • Annie Jennings • Eva Morris • Amy Hulmes • Nellie Bradley • Gladys Hawley • Lucy d'Abreu • Edith Ingamells • Emmeline Brice • Annie Knight • Ada Mason • Florrie Baldwin • Eunice Bowman • Annie Turnbull • Elsie Steele • Margaret Fish • Violet Wood • Grace Jones • Ethel Lang • Gladys Hooper • Bessie Camm

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