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Lucy d'Abreu
Birth: 24 May 1892
Dharwar, British Raj (now India)
Death: 7 December 2005
Stirling, Scotland, UK
Age: 113 years, 197 days
Country: IND Flag INDUK Flag UK
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Lucy d'Abreu (née d'Souza; 24 May 1892 – 7 December 2005)[1] was an Indian-born British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom from April 2004 until her death and is the oldest ever verified person born in India.

Biography

Born into a Mangalorean Catholic family in Dharwar, British Raj,[2][3] Lucy Victoria d'Souza married Abundius d'Abreu, a surgeon, and moved to Ireland c. 1913.[1] In 1985, she moved to Scotland to be near one of her children. Her husband was a cousin-in-law of the Queen Mother,[4] and she was visited by the British Royal Family in May 2002, for her 110th birthday.[3]

She gained the title of "oldest person in Scotland" in June 2001 at the age of 109, following the death of Agnes Kinnear, who was also 109 at the time.[5] She became the UK's oldest person on 28 April 2004 at the age of 111, following the death of Gladys Hawley, who was 112.[6]

After a fall at the age of 106, she moved to Annfield House nursing home in Stirling, Scotland.[7] She died on 7 December 2005, aged 113 years, 197 days.

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United Kingdom's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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