Gwen Payne celebrating her 112th birthday
|Birth:||5 August 1907|
Bromley, London, England, UK
|Death:||15 October 2019|
Sevenoaks, Kent, England, UK
|Age:||112 years, 71 days|
Dorothy Gwendoline "Gwen" Payne (née Attenborough; 5 August 1907 – 15 October 2019) was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death. She was also the last surviving person in the UK born in 1907. Her age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Payne was born on 5 August 1907 in Bromley, London, England to Ralph and Dorothy (née Williams) Attenborough. When she finished primary school, her father attempted to enroll her in university, but she failed her exam, so instead attended the Slade School of Fine Art.
Payne married John Payne in 1939. The couple were married until John's death in 1961 at the age of 48. They had two sons, Nicholas and Sebastian. In 1946, the couple moved into a cottage in Sevenoaks, Kent, England, where Gwen lived for the rest of her life. She died on 15 October 2019 at the age of 112 years, 71 days.
Payne became the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of Grace Catherine Jones on 7 June 2019. She also became the last surviving person in the UK born in 1907. Following her death on 15 October 2019, Hilda Clulow became the UK's oldest living person.
- All validated British supercentenarians Oldest in Britain
- The oldest living person in the UK lives in a cottage in Sevenoaks Kent Live, 8 August 2019
- Dorothy Gwendoline Payne Obituary The Telegraph, 24 October 2019