Oldest living person in the UK: Ethel Caterham
Ethel May Caterham (née Collins, born 21 August 1909) from Ash Vale, Surrey is a British supercentenarian. She was born in Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire, England. At the age of 114, Ethel is the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 112-year-old Mollie Walker on 22 January 2022. On 5 September 2020, her age was officially verified by the European Supercentenarian Organisation. She is currently the second-oldest verified living person in Europe, as well as one of the ten oldest verified living people in the world, certified by LongeviQuest.
Oldest living men and women by country
The oldest woman living in England and the UK is Ethel Caterham, born 21 August 1909.
The oldest man living in England and the UK is John Tinniswood, born 26 August 1912.
The oldest woman living in Scotland is Marion Dawson, born 19 January 1913.
The oldest man living in Scotland is currently being confirmed, following the recent death of David Crawford, 21 March 1915-5 July 2023.
The oldest woman living in Wales is Mary Keir, born 3 March 1912.
The oldest man living in Wales is currently unknown.
The oldest woman living in Northern Ireland is thought to be Agnes Thompson, born 2 September 1915.
The oldest man living in Northern Ireland is currently unknown.
The oldest living twins in the UK are thought to be Elma Harris and Thelma Barratt, born on 3 August 1919.
The longest-married living couple in the UK are Allan and Dorothy McDowell, who married on 26 September 1941.
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