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.

Martin Scantlebury1

Martin Scantlebury of Menheniot Cornwall
Martin & Laura Scantlebury with their children Claude, Cyril, Bert, Victor (on Laura's lap) & Philip. Taken on the day of King Edward 7's Coronation 3rd Oct 1902
Martin Scantlebury still working as a shoemaker well in his 80s
Martin's Scantlebury with his family taken in 1916. top row
Vic, Bert, Phil, Claude, Cyril. LR bottom row Mary, Martin, Jim, Len, Laura, Violet
Martin Scantlebury of Menheniot with his family taken in the mid 1920s. Top row, L/R Mary, Vic, Beatrice, Phillip, Violet, Cyril
Middle row Peter, Laura, Joyce on Laura's lap, Matin, Elizabeth, Jim
seated on floor Leonard
Male, #2663, born 16 Aug 1867, died 17 Jan 1950
Relationship9th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherJohn Peter Courtney Scantlebury2 born 7 Mar 1842, died 7 Jun 1933
MotherMary Jane Courtney born c 1836, died b 1901


Laura Matilda Blackler born 27 Jan 1869, died 9 Mar 1937
Birth16 Aug 1867 Minefield, Menheniot, Cornwall, England1,3 
Baptism26 Aug 1867 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, The Liskeard Circuit, Cornwall, England3 
(Witness) Census 18712 Apr 1871 Menheniot C. T., Menheniot, Cornwall, England; Principal=John Peter Courtney Scantlebury, Principal=Mary Jane Courtney2 
(Groom) Marriage11 Jun 1895 The Plymouth Register Office, Plymouth, Devon, England; Bride=Laura Matilda Blackler4,5,6 
Census 19113 Apr 1911 Menheniot, Menheniot, Cornwall, England; Principal=Laura Matilda Blackler, Son=Philip Richard Martin Scantlebury, Son=Bertie Scantlebury, Son=William Claude Scantlebury, Son=Victor Scantlebury, Daughter=Violet Elsie Scantlebury, Son=James Blackler Scantlebury, Daughter=Mary Elizabeth Scantlebury7 
Death17 Jan 1950 Central House, Menheniot, Cornwall, England1 
Burial21 Jan 1950 The Parish Church of St. Lalluwy, Menheniot, Cornwall, England1 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S29] Newspaper Cuttings.
  2. [S22] The 1871 Census of England & Wales.
  3. [S31] - name of person Bapisim, - repository, - repository address.
  4. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  5. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  6. [S2] Original marriage certificate of - name of person and - second person, - event date "- cd."
  7. [S72] The 1911 Census of England and Wales.
  8. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  9. [S1] Birth Certificate.
  10. [S67] Letter, - author to Scantlebury ONS.



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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..