Bessie Camm aged 113

Oldest person in the UK: Bessie Camm

Bessie Camm (née Alderson, formerly Canwood, born 20 June 1904) of Rotherham, South Yorkshire is an English supercentenarian. At the age of 113, Bessie is the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 113-year-old Gladys Hooper on 9 July 2016.

Bessie was the eldest child born to James Alderson (1863-1944) and Harriet Eleanor Alderson (1874-1967). She was born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. She trained as a nurse and worked at the steel works in Rotherham. She also nursed William Hague MP while he was a child.

Oldest men in the UK: Bob Weighton and Alf Smith

Robert Grant Pitts "Bob" Weighton from Alton, Hampshire, England and Alfred "Alf" Smith from Perth, Scotland were both born on 29 March 1908 and are currently thought to be the joint oldest living men in the UK.

Oldest living men and women by country

The oldest woman living in England and the UK is Bessie Camm, born 20 June 1904.
The oldest man living in England is Bob Weighton, born 29 March 1908.
The oldest woman living in Scotland we are currently aware of is Flora Smith, born 21 April 1909. The oldest living Scottish-born woman is Margaret Vivian from Australia, born 25 February 1906.
The oldest man living in Scotland is Alf Smith, born 29 March 1908.
The oldest woman living in Wales we are currently aware of is Honora O'Keefe, born 22 November 1908.
The oldest man living in Wales is thought to be Searson Thompson, born 16 December 1911.
The oldest woman living in Northern Ireland is thought to be Ellie Lawther, born 6 March 1909. The oldest living woman born in Northern Ireland is Henrietta Irwin from Canada, born 27 May 1906.
The oldest man living in Northern Ireland is currently unknown, but likely aged 104-105.
The oldest woman living in the Isle of Man is currently unknown after the death of Elvira Clarke, 18 September 1911 - 5 January 2018.
The oldest man living in the Isle of Man is currently unknown.
The oldest person living in Guernsey is thought to be Ruth Berry, born 19 November 1909.
The oldest person living in Jersey is thought to be Beryl Le Gros, born 30 August 1910. Joyce Bevir, born 19 August 1909, who lives in England, is thought to be the oldest living person to have been born in Jersey.
The oldest living twins in the UK are thought to be Phyllis Jones and Irene Crump (born 20 November 1916).
The longest-married couple in the UK is Maurice & Helen Kaye (married 27 August 1934).
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