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.

Thomas George Scantlebury1

HMS Indefatigable in which Thomas George Scantlebury was killed along with 1.013 others
Male, #10087, born 3 May 1881, died 31 May 1916
Relationship9th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherGeorge Edward Scantlebury born Aug 1850, died 3 Jul 1907
MotherAlice Jenette Hall born Dec 1852, died Jun 1898


Phemey Pascoe born Dec 1875, died Dec 1930
(Child) Birth3 May 1881 Falmouth, Cornwall, England1 
(Member of Household) Census 18915 Apr 1891 Smithwick Hill, Falmouth, Cornwall, England; Principal=George Edward Scantlebury, Principal=Alice Jenette Hall2 
(Member of Household) Census 19011 Apr 1901 5 Gyllying Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, England; George is listed as a widower; Member of Household=George Edward Scantlebury3 
Milit-Beg12 Jul 1902 HMS Vivid 2, Devonport, Devon, England; Thomas signed on for 12years as a shipwright.1 
(Executor) Will23 Aug 1907 London, England; Executor=George Edward Scantlebury4 
MarriageDec 1909 Camborne, Cornwall, England; Principal=Phemey Pascoe5 
(Deceased) Death31 May 1916 H.M.S. Indefatigable., The Battle of Jutland; Navy telegram
From C. in C, Grand Fleet Date 2.6.16
To Admiralty Recd - 2.15 a.m. 3.6.16
995 Your 465 and my 994
At 3.50 p.m. on 31st May V.A.C. Battle Cruiser Fleet reported himself engaged with enemy Battle Cruisers steering about E.S.E. enemy to the Northward. INDEFATIGABLE was sunk 10 minutes after commencement of action by shell exploding in Magazine. QUEEN MARY half an hour later probably same cause.
Subsequent to this 5th B.Sq which had been in the rear got into action and shortly afterwards enemy's Battle Fleet which had been reported as in sight by 2nd.Lt.Cr.Sq. appeared and V.A. B.C. fleet turned round followed by 5th B.Sq. I had send 3rd.B.C.Sq. which was 20 miles ahead of me, to support B.C.Fleet on learning of the enemy being in sight, the Battle Fleet being at this time over 30 minutes to the North steering for the scene of action at 20 knots.
3rd.B.C.Sq. apparently joined B.C.F. about 5.0 p.m. and INVINCIBLE was blown up either by shell in magazine or mine or torpedo.
At 5.44 p.m. Cruisers and Lt.Cruisers ahead of Battle Fleet were seen to be altering courses to port Battle Fleet's course then being South. The weather was very misty, visibility being about six miles to the westward and less to the eastward.1 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S30] Admiralty Records of The Royal Navy & Coastguards.
  2. [S27] The 1891 Census of England & Wales.
  3. [S63] The 1901 Census of England and Wales.
  4. [S44] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).
  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..