Last Briton born in the 1800s, Grace Jones, dies at 113
Miss Jones, who was a member of the small group of individuals who live to be over 110
Grace Jones, Britain's oldest woman, and the last living person in the country born in the 1800s, has died, her MP Simon Hughes has confirmed.
Miss Jones, who was a member of the small group of individuals who live to be over 110 - known as super-centenarians, was born on 7 December 1899. She was the sixth oldest person alive in the world before her death today.
Miss Jones, who lived in south-east London, had recently been treated in St Thomas' Hospital after a fall.
Her MP Simon Hughes told the BBC: "Grace's friends and neighbours and the wider Bermondsey community are very sad at the news of Grace's death.
"But we pay tribute to Grace for her wonderful long life, for her commitment to her faith, her family and her community, and we know that a woman of such strong Christian faith faced death with no fear."
Her death aged 113 means Miss Jones was among the oldest people ever to have lived. All but one of the top ten oldest individuals ever are female.
French woman Jeanne Calment, who tops the list, famously reached a verified age of 122 years and 164 days old.
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