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.

Edward Scantlebury1

Edward "Ned" Scantlebury
Saskatook Star Pheonix

Thursday last the West-bound passenger train pulled into town with the locomotive decked out with placard and bunting. The occasion was the last run for Engineer Ed Scantlebury who would step down from his cab for the last time when he completed the run to the Sutherland terminal.
Ed Scantlebury, who was a native of England, Came to Canada some 45 years ago. He took up railroading in the west and for 43 years was on the front end. During the years he served as engineer he operated over most of the Canadian Pacific lines and branches and two and a half years ago took over as engineer on the Saskatoon-Bredenbury run of No's 51 and 52.
After several years in the west he made a trip back to the old land and returned with his bride. They have a family of five daughters, but no little railroaders to fill dad's shoes or take his place in the engine cab
Mr. and Mrs Scantlebury will for a time at least continue to make their home in Sutherland.
Edward Scantlebury family Sutherland Sasatchewan. Left to right back row: Mina, Beth, Lil. Front row: Gen, Jessie (Harris), Edward, Edith.
Male, #2959, born 30 Jan 1886, died 13 Jul 1970
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherFerdinand Scantlebury1 born Sep 1862
MotherElizabeth Mary Richards1 born Dec 1861


Jessie Genevieve Harris born 16 Sep 1887, died 19 May 1974
(Child) Birth30 Jan 1886 Pennywinn, Tideford St. Lukes, Cornwall, England1,2,3,4 
(Member of Household) Census 18915 Apr 1891 Clinck, St. Germans, Cornwall, England; Principal=Ferdinand Scantlebury, Principal=Elizabeth Mary Richards5 
(Groom) Marriage25 Apr 1912 The Parish Church of St. Lalluwy, Menheniot, Cornwall, England; Bride=Jessie Genevieve Harris, Witness=Jane Scantlebury5,6,7 
(Deceased) Death13 Jul 1970 Calgary, Alberta, Canada3 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S63] The 1901 Census of England and Wales.
  2. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  3. [S67] Letter, - author to Scantlebury ONS.
  4. [S1] Birth Certificate.
  5. [S27] The 1891 Census of England & Wales.
  6. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  7. [S2] Original marriage certificate of - name of person and - second person, - event date "- cd."



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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..