Olive Boar aged 113

Oldest person in the UK: Olive Boar

Olive Evelyn Boar (née Macro, born 29 September 1904) from Felixstowe, Suffolk is an English supercentenarian. At the age of 113, Olive is the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 113-year-old Bessie Camm on 11 May 2018.

Olive was the fourth of eight children born to William Robert Macro (1877-1969) and Alice Osborn (1876-1973). She was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, married Claude Charles Boar (1901-1979) in 1932, and has two children.

Longevity runs in her family. Both parents lived into their 90s, and her youngest sister is still living and currently aged 101.

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 Olive Boar, born 29 September 1904.
The oldest man living in England is Bob Weighton, born 29 March 1908.
The oldest woman living in Scotland is thought to be Marjorie Burton, born 23 August 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 is thought to be Maria Heward, born 9 February 1910. The oldest living woman born in Wales is thought to be Mary Walker from England, born 5 February 1909.
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 Maud Nicholl, born 3 July 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 thought to be USA-born Billy Duffy, born 22 April 1913.
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).
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