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.

Robert Elliot Scantlebury1

Canon Robert Elliot Scantlebury - was the most prolific historian to work on the records of the Catholic Portsmouth Diocese
Male, #715, born 26 Jan 1893, died 29 Apr 1975
Relationship10th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherRobert Elliott Scantlebury1 born 30 Jan 1859, died 20 Apr 1936
MotherMary Emily Blockley1 born Jun 1868, died Jun 1934
Birth26 Jan 1893 Portsea, Hampshire, England1,2 
Name VariationMar 1893 Scantelbury1 
(Son) Census 190131 Mar 1901 15 Crown Street, St. Mary with St. Barnabus, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; Robert's occupation given as shipwright; Principal=Robert Elliott Scantlebury, Principal=Mary Emily Blockley3 
(Executor) Probate14 May 1936 Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; Interred=Robert Elliott Scantlebury4 
1939 Register29 Sep 1939 St James Frosbytery Abbey Ruins Duke Street, Reading, Berkshire, England; Robert was the Parish Priest5 
Death29 Apr 1975 Portsmouth, Hampshire, England2 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  2. [S6] General Record Office index of death certificates.
  3. [S63] The 1901 Census of England and Wales.
  4. [S44] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).
  5. [S131] The 1939 Registration of England & Wales.



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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..