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Jane Gray
Jane Gray
Birth: 1 December 1901
Newtyle, Scotland, UK
Death: 7 June 2014
New South Wales, Australia
Age: 112 years, 188 days
Country: United Kingdom UK AustraliaAUS

Jane Gray (née Cant; 1 December 1901 – 7 June 2014)[1][2] was a Scottish-born Australian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group. She was the oldest living person in Australia from 15 August 2012 to 7 June 2014.[2][3]


Born in Newtyle, Scotland,[2] Gray met her future husband Jock Gray on a blind date in Scotland in 1922 and married him in 1927; having arrived in Australia they ran a poultry farm. The couple were married for 60 years before Jock died. They had two children, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.[4] Her daughter began taking care of her at their home in Smithfield, New South Wales in 2004. She described her secret to longevity as being "eat plenty and don't drink booze or smoke".[4]

Until 2013, Gray lived at home with her daughter and expressed her hope to become the world's oldest living person.[2] She then moved into a nursing home.[5] She died from natural causes on 7 June 2014, aged 112 years, 188 days.[3] After her death, Vi Robbins became the oldest living Australian person.[6]


Australia's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • TE)

Helen DunbarJessie PearceClara ByrneAda SharpHonora CorriganMary KeeferJosephine GasseElizabeth SwattonSamuel RoweSarah Potter • Jane Piercy • Mary NixonCaroline Mockridge • Agnes Dodds • Mary Hurley • Ada WhitfieldBeatrice Pollock • Gertie Nesbitt • Kit St. Clair • Ada Cleggett • Ada Stockdale • Mary MacPherson • Christina Cock • Jessie Hurley • Alice Lindsay • Sarah DaveyMyra Nicholson • E. Beatrice Riley • John Campbell Ross • Miriam Schmierer • Eva McConnell • Jane Gray • Vi Robbins • Ethel Farrell • Mary Whitehurst • Marjorie CookeMargaret VivianWilhelmina OverallAgnes Kluckhenn • Mabel CrosbyDexter KrugerIvy TateIna ReidGwen Moore