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John Henry Skentelbery1

John Henry Skentelbery
Male, #10397, born 22 Feb 1868, died Jun 1948
Relationship9th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherRichard Skentelbery2 born Sep 1837, died Sep 1888
MotherThirza Bettinson born Jun 1839, died Dec 1879


Emma Louisa Pearce born Sep 1867, died Jun 1938
(Child) Birth22 Feb 1868 East Looe, Cornwall, England1 
Baptism19 Mar 1868 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Liskeard, Cornwall, England1 
(Son) Census 18712 Apr 1871 The Quay, East Looe, Cornwall, England; Richard's occupation was a fisherman; Principal=Richard Skentelbery, Principal=Thirza Bettinson2 
(Son) Census 18813 Apr 1881 Lower Street, East Looe, Cornwall, England; Richard is now a widower and still a fisherman; Principal=Richard Skentelbery3 
(Groom) Marriage3 Aug 1889 Looe, Cornwall, England; Bride=Emma Louisa Pearce4 
(Head of household) Census 19113 Apr 1911 17 Bertha Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England; Wife=Emma Louisa Pearce, Daughter=Ada May Skentelbery, Son=Walter George Skentelbery, Daughter=Doris Skentelbery, Daughter=Gladys May Skentelbery, Son=Thomas Pearce Skentelbery, Daughter=Clara Louise Skentelbery, Daughter=Winifred Evelyn Skentelbery5 
1939 Register29 Sep 1939 11 Milner Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England; Witness=Clara Louise Skentelbery, Witness=David E Jones6 
(Deceased) DeathJun 1948 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England7 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S34] Non Comformist Records.
  2. [S22] The 1871 Census of England & Wales.
  3. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  4. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  5. [S72] The 1911 Census of England and Wales.
  6. [S131] The 1939 Registration of England & Wales.
  7. [S6] General Record Office index of death certificates.
  8. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.



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