Dorothy Gwendoline Payne (1907-2019) validation

The GRG announces the age validation of Dorothy Gwendoline Payne, nee Attenborough, known as Gwen to family and friends. Gwen was born August 5th 1907 in Bromley, London, England. Dorothy married John Payne in 1939 and they went on to have two children – both sons. In 1946 the family moved to Sevenoaks, Kent, where Gwen lived for the rest of her long life. John sadly passed away in 1961, leaving Gwen a widow. She passed away on October 15th 2019, aged 112 years, 71 days. Gwen was the oldest living person in England before her death, although not the oldest living British person, as Phyllis Ridgway – born in the UK – was older and living in Canada.

Gwen’s age was verified by myself, later accepted as valid by the GRG on July 15th 2023.

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