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 George Scantlebury1

Leading seaman Robert George Scantlebury
Robert George Scantlebury with his children Robert Frederick & Florence Charlotte
Male, #2751, born 31 Dec 1872, died 22 Apr 1927
Relationship5th great-grandson of Richard Scanterbury
FatherThomas William Scantlebury1 born 22 Apr 1842, died Mar 1922
MotherCharlotte Smith1 born 14 Aug 1842, died Mar 1922


Lavinia Lydia Matthews born Dec 1879, died Sep 1950
(Child) Birth31 Dec 1872 Kensington, Middlesex, London, England1,2,3 
(Member of Household) Census 18813 Apr 1881 Pembroke Road, Willesden, Middlesex, England; Principal=Thomas William Scantlebury, Principal=Charlotte Smith1 
Royal Navy19 May 1905 HMS Flora, England; Boatswain3 
Royal Navy4 Sep 1907 HMS Achron, Chatham, Kent, England; Boatswain3 
Royal Navy29 Dec 1908 HMS Truimph, England3 
Royal Navy31 Mar 1910 HMS Blemhein3 
(Groom) Marriage2 Aug 1910 The Parish Church of St. Mary, Plaistow, Essex, England; Bride=Lavinia Lydia Matthews4,3 
Milit-End31 Dec 1913 HMS Ganges 113 
Death22 Apr 1927 Romford, Essex, England5,3 
ChartsDescendantsOliver Scantleburye


  1. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  2. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  3. [S30] Admiralty Records of The Royal Navy & Coastguards.
  4. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  5. [S6] General Record Office index of death certificates.



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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..