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Jack Sugden, whose birthday was 28th November.

Ok here is a list of the known birthdays of characters over the years in Emmerdale listed in order by earliest born character to the latest. Over they years character birthdays and ages have been given in episodes or on headstones once a character has died. In certain episodes a character has celebrated a birthday and which birthday it was has been mentioned.

And sometimes a character has said how old they were in a particular episode such as in a January 1979 episode Len Arnold said he was 52 so he was born c1926/1927.

But with many long running soap operas and drama serials a characters birthday or age given may not tally with that of previous mentions, for example Joe Sugden was 20 in 1973 and 46 when he died 22 years later. Jack Sugden was originally born c1946 but later was given the established birthdate of 28th November 1947.

Sentences highlighted in bold are taken from a deceased characters gravestone.

This list includes a link to the episode where the characters age was mentioned (not yet complete)

Info on unseen characters will have (character not seen in series) next to it.

Character birthdaysEdit

Born in the 1890s

Charlie Nelson - 1896

Sam Pearson - 2 December 1896

Arthur Braithwaite February, exact year unknown, about 1897.

Born in the 1900s


Wally Lumm 1902

Dr Maurice Grant 1903

  • In May 1973 Maurice says he is 70.

Harry Jameson About 1905


Hunter Bell 1907

Born in the 1910s


George Verney 1910

Jacob Sugden 1910, other sources say 30 January 1916. (Character not seen in series)

Mr Metcalfe About 1915, Before 1917

  • In 1987 Mr Metcalfe was said to be at least 70 years old.

Bill Whiteley - 31 October 1918

  • Bill's gravestone says he was born 31st October 1918

Born in the 1920s

Amos Brearly - 1 April 1920

  • In July 1980, Amos says he was born on April 1.

Annie Sugden - 5 July 1920

Henry Wilks - 2 December 1921

  • In 1978 Amos says to Henry how he is a Saggitaruis.
  • In July 1980 Henry celebrates a birthday.
  • Henry's gravestone says he was 69 when he died in 1991.

Jedediah Dingle 1921

Jim Gimbel - April 1923

  • In April 1975 Kathy says Jim's birthday is next week.

Len Arnold 1926

  • In January 1979 Len says he is 52.

Seth Armstrong - 12 November 1926

Born in the 1930s

Sandy Thomas - 22 March 1933

Donald De Souza 8th July 1933

  • In

Betty Eagleton - 22 January 1934

  • In

Meg Armstrong 12th August 1934

  • Meg's gravestone says she was born on the 12th August 1934.

Mrs Dawkins 1935

Alan Turner - 5 August 1935

Len Reynolds 21st February 1937

  • In
  • Len's gravestone says he was born 21 February 1937.

Edna Birch - 1 or 21 April 1937

  • Edna's coffin plate says she was born 1st April 1937

Frank Tate 1 October 1937

  • In
  • Frank's gravestone says he was born 1 October 1937.

Laura Verney 1937

  • In 1973 Laura says he was 35 last year.

Pearl Ladderbanks - March 1938

Tom King 11 May 1939

Born in the 1940s

Dermot Macey - 1940

Tom Merrick - April 1941

  • In an Emmerdale Farm Novel, Tom was said to be 40 by early 1982.

Frank Blakey - 1941

Mary King 13 May 1941 (Character not seen in series)

  • Mary's gravestone says she was born on the 13th May 1941.

Bill Middleton - 12 March 1943

Lawrence White - 23rd May 1943.

  • Lawrence was a young man in 1964 when he had a relationship with another man, Harold Birch. He was about 21 in 1964. In 2016, it was said to be over 50 years ago that he was in prison so he must have been jailed by 1965.
  • In Episode 7923 (31st August 2017) his blood sample stick says he was born 23rd May 1943.

Pat Sugden - July 1944

Eric Pollard - 8 June 1945

Dolly Skilbeck About 1945

Peggy Skilbeck - 8 August 1946, one source says 1943/1944.

Albert Dingle January 1946


Lily Butterfield December 1946


Douglas Potts 1946

Rosemary King 1946

  • Rosemary's gravestone says she was born in 1946.

Elizabeth Pollard 3 May 1947

Diane Sugden 21 Jun 1947

  • In

Ned Glover 3 September 1947

Jack Sugden - 28 November 1947 (although he was hinted as being about 27 in 1973)

Shadrach Dingle 22 July 1948, originally 1944/1945

  • In May 2003 Shadrach says he is 58 years old.
  • In Shadrach celebrates his birthday.

Joe Sugden - 28 May 1949, other sources say 1953.

  • In 1973 Annie says Joe is almost 20.
  • In 1989 Joe says he is 41.
  • Joe's gravestone says he was 46 when he died in June 1995.

Rodney Blackstock - 2 December 1949

Christine Sharp January 1949

  • In November 1973, Joe Sugden says Christine will be 25 in January.

Born in the 1950s

Jan Glover 1950

Jim Latimer 1950

Janie Blakey 1951, originally 1954

  • In November 1972, Janie is said to be 18.
  • In August 1986 Janie says she is 35 years old.

Kate Sugden October 1951

Zak Dingle - 17 Jan 1952

Terence Turner 1952, originally 1964/1965

  • In 1983 Alan Turner says Terence is 18.
  • In 2006 Terence is supposed to be about 54.

Sarah Sugden 25 March 1952

Phil Pearce 1952.

Kathy Gimbel 1952.

Steph Forsythe 2 July 1953, originally 1966/1967.

David Rhys 1952/1953

Jimmy Armstrong 1953

Marian Wilks 1954

Barbara Strickland 14 April 1954

  • Barbara's coffin plate said she was born on the 14th April 1954

Frank Clayton 1954 (Or maybe late 1953)

Sharon Crossthwaite 1955

Martin Gimbel 1955

  • In Martin says he is 20 years old.

Mark Proctor 1955

Lisa Dingle 18th February 1956

Viv Hope May 1956

  • In

Ray Mullan 1956

Val Pollard February 1957

  • In

Terry Woods 12 April 1957

  • In

Dr Bernard McAllister 31 December 1957.

Rosemary Kendall March 1958.

  • In Episode 243 (17th March 1975) Rosemary celebrates her 17th birthday.
  • In Rosemary says she is almost 18.
  • In Rosemary celebrates her 18th birthday.

Vic Windsor 3 May 1958.

  • In
  • In Viv says Vic was 40 when he died.
  • Vic's gravestone says he was born 3rd May 1958.

Kim Marchant 19 January 1959.

Mark Wylde 12 February 1959

  • In Mark celebrates his birthday.

Born in the 1960s


Hazel Rhodes 14 April 1960

  • In Hazel celebrates her birthday.

Bob Hope September 1960.

  • In

Liam Hammond 11 Aug 1961, other sources say October 1959,

  • In Liam says it is his birthday today.

Reverand Ashley Thomas November 1961


Pete Whiteley 16 July 1963

  • Pete's gravestone says he was born on the 16th July 1963.

Dr Adam Forsythe 1 November 1963

Archie Brooks 12 November 1963

Chris Tate 11 December 1963.

  • In
  • Chris's gravestone says he was born on the 11 December 1963.

Billy Hopwood 1963

Jackie Merrick 10 November 1964

Sean Reynolds 1964

Andy Longthorn 1964

Jimmy King January 1965

Sandie Merrick 1965

  • In 1982 Sandie says she is almost 17
  • In

Angie Reynolds 1965

  • Angie's gravestone says she was born in 1965

Michael Feldmann 30 July 1966

  • In

Kathy Brookman September 1967

Declan Macey 1968

Steve Marchant 1968

Graham Lodsworth 1968

Tommy Merrick 1968

  • In

Zoe Tate 27th April 1968

  • In

Bernice Blackstock 30 November 1968

James Barton 1969

Paddy Kirk 1st July 1969

Nick Bates 3 September 1969

Born in the 1970s


Matthew King 1970

Sadie King 1970

Claire Sutcliffe 1970

John Barton August 1970

  • In

Miles De Souza 1971

Graham Clark 1971

Helen Sutcliffe 1971

Moira Dingle 4th April 1971

Rachel Hughes September 1971

Elsa Chappell 1972

Butch Dingle 23rd August 1972

  • Butch's grave says he was born 23rd August 1972.

Dan Spencer 1973 Samuel and Sally Skilbeck 16th April 1973

  • Their gravestone says they were 2 and a half when they died on the 13th January 1976.

Dave Glover 31st May 1973

  • Dave's gravestone says he was born 21st May 1973.

Carl King July 1973

  • In
  • Carl's gravestone says he was born in 1973.

Mark Hughes November 1973

Cameron Murray 30 May 1973

Jonny Foster 1974

Lady Tara Thornfield 1974

Marlon Dingle 20th March 1974

Ben Dingle 18th February 1974

  • Ben's gravestone says he was born 18th February 1974.

Laurel Thomas May 1974

Cain Dingle 30 November 1974

Pete Collins 1975

Jai Sharma 20th July 1975

Vanessa Woodfield February 1976

Charity Macey 19th January 1976

  • Charity was 13 when she gave birth to Debbie Dingle in October 1989.
  • In January 2017, charity has her 41st birthday.

Tricia Dingle 6th June 1976

  • Tricia's grave says she was born in June 1976.

Luke McAllister 9th August 1976

Biff Fowler 9th August 1976 (same day as best friend Luke McAllister)

Chas Spencer 20th December 1976

  • In February 2015, Chas celebrates a birthday, contradicting the December one.

Mandy Dingle 1977

Lorraine Nelson January 1977

Alice Dingle 10th May 1977

  • Alice's grave says she was born 10th May 1977.

Sam Dingle 16th August 1977

  • In

Lilith Dingle 1978

Linda Fowler 3rd March 1978

Nicola King January 1978

Emily Kirk 21st April 1978

Jessica McAllister 6th April 1978

  • In

Tina Dingle May 1978

  • In

Kerry Wyatt 1979

Charlie Cairns July 1979

Max King November 1979

  • Max's gravestone says he was born

Born in the 1980s


Shane Doyle 1980

Chrissie Sugden 1980

Will Cairns 15th September 1980

Eli Dingle 1980

Roy Glover 20th 1980

Scott Windsor 20th July 1980

  • In

Richie Carter 2nd October 1980

  • In October 2000, Richie celebrates his 20th birthday.

Kelly Windsor December 1980

  • In

Nikhil Sharma 1981

Ryan Lamb April 1982

Chloe Atkinson May 1982

David Metcalfe 17th September 1982

Sam Skilbeck II 17th December 1982

Jo Sugden 28th December 1982

Marc Reynolds 1983

Louise Merrick November 1983

Rachel Breckle 1984

Eve Jensen 1984

Emma Cairns 1984

Leyla Harding 1984

Dawn Woods 17th September 1984

  • Dawn's gravestone says she was born 17th September 1984.

Nathan Wylde September 1984

Jamie Hope 1984

Ollie Reynolds 8th August 1985

  • In Ollie celebrates her 18th birthday.

Donna Windsor-Dingle 31st December 1985

Andy Sugden January 1986

Robert Sugden 22nd April 1986

Katie Addyman 1st September 1986

  • In

Nicolo Rosetti 1987


Priya Sharma 1987

Gennie Walker November 1987

  • In
  • Gennie's gravestone says she was born in November 1987.

Jasmine Thomas 1989

Jackson Walsh August 1989

  • Jackson's gravestone says he was born in August 1989

Debbie Dingle October 1989

  • In

Born in the 1990s


Ross Barton April 1990

  • In

Robbie Lawson 20th April 1990

  • In

Alex Moss 1991

Daz Eden 1991

Alice Bates February 1991

Holly Barton May 1991

Scarlett Nicholls December 1991

Aaron Livesy 3rd January 1992

  • In
  • In

Adam Barton April 1992

Finn Barton June 1992

Mia Macey November 1992

Hannah Barton 1994

Victoria Sugden 28th March 1994

  • In

Amy Wyatt 29th June 1994

  • In

Joseph Tate 8th June 1995

Thomas King 1996

James Tate September 1996

Sean Spencer 1997

Kirin Kotecha 1997

Anya King 1998

Belle Dingle 25th December 1998

Will Wylde 1999

Born in the 2000s

Lachlan White 26 July 2000

Characters where their birthday has been mentioned but exact year of birth unknown.Edit

  • Alicia Metcalfe - 25th February, year unknown but inbetween 1980 and 1983.

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