The following pages contain the little which is known concerning a family of no social importance, and will consequently, only be interesting to those connected with it. For such they are written, and to such addressed, without any apology for their publication. George William Marshall, 1866.

Melinda Jane Scantlebury1,2

Female, #1992, born 31 Jan 1850, died 29 May 1921
Relationship8th great-granddaughter of John Skantilbew
FatherJohn Scantlebury1,2 born 10 Feb 1822, died Jun 1899
MotherCaroline Chesterfield James1,2 born 5 Nov 1820, died b 15 May 1866


William Alfred Bullen born 14 Sep 1849, died 26 May 1921
Birth31 Jan 1850 St. Austell, Cornwall, England1,2 
(Witness) Census 185130 Mar 1851 Market Hill, St. Austell, Cornwall, England; Principal=John Scantlebury, Principal=Caroline Chesterfield James3 
Married Name5 Jun 1869 Bullen4 
(Groom) Marriage5 Jun 1869 St. Pauls Church, Clunes, Victoria, Australia; Groom=William Alfred Bullen4 
Death29 May 1921 Wellington, New Zealand1 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S67] Letter, - author to Scantlebury ONS, email from helen Brahms.
  2. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  3. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  4. [S69] Ancestry Family Trees.



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    • Very easily a young person can feel the doors close around them School - knowledge - can break some of that.

      — - Joe Scantlebury
    • I've always said that I would not retire until there are at least 10 other African-American women in transplantation.

      — - Dr. Velma Scantlebury
    • The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.

      — - Michael Scantlebury
    • It's interesting when people just look at me and think I'm black and then when I open my mouth, they're like, 'Oh, wow..

      — -Dr. Velma Scantlebury
    • a family of farmers, mariners, sailors, coastguards, carpenters, tailors and builders originating from Cornwall in the 16th Century.

      — -Richard Scantlebury
    • go to heaven and have crowns and golden harps.

      —- Dr Vera Scantlebury Brown
    • Scantlebury Frequency: (143) (number of times this surname appears in a sample database of 88.7 million names, representing one third of the 1997 US..

      —- Richard Scantlebury
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  • go to heaven and have crowns and golden harps.

    — - Dr. Vera Scantlebury Brown
  • I wished I had remembered that people think you are rude when you merely express an opinion somewhat different from theirs—they do not realise that we have minds of our own.

    — Dr. Vera Scantlebury Brown
  • An Iroko tree has fallen I was fortunate to be one of the many ‘not so young’ Corrosion Engineers that sat at his feet and Prof Scantlebury taught us well. .

    — - Dayo Olowe
  • Independence means freedom and being able to go out by yourself or go shopping or choosing where you live and who you live with..

    — - Josie Scantlebury
  • Thomas Scantlebury,"' he says " was the adviser, chiefly; while his son, John Barlow Scantlebury, took the more prominent part. I well remember that, on one occasion, the opponents of the church rates would have fatally committed themselves but for my father..