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 Walters Skentelbery1,2

Robert Walters Skentelbery senoir
Male, #10406, born Oct 1847, died Dec 1913
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherJohn Skentlebury1 born 21 Mar 1812
MotherElizabeth Maria Gill1 born 27 Mar 1814


Bess Blackler born Mar 1848, died Sep 1947
(Child) BirthOct 1847 East Looe, Cornwall, England1,2 
(Child) Baptism13 Feb 1848 Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Looe, Cornwall, England3 
(Son) Census 185130 Mar 1851 Middle Market Street, East Looe, Cornwall, England; Head of household=Elizabeth Maria Gill4 
(Son) Census 18617 Apr 1861 Friends Endeavour, Dartmouth, Devon, England; John was the master of the sailing smack the Friends Endeavour he is now a widower. His next port of call was Portland where he handed in his census returns. His son Robert was the ships boy and the mate Thomas Gill might have been related to John's late wife Elizabeth; Principal=John Skentlebury5 
(Son) Census 18712 Apr 1871 East Looe, Cornwall; both John and his daughter Elizabeth (Maria) were widowed.; Principal=John Skentlebury1 
(Groom) MarriageMar 1873 Exeter, Devon, England; Bride=Bess Blackler 
Census 19113 Apr 1911 33 Moorland Road Splott, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales; Principal=Bess Blackler, Daughter=Zoe Skentelbery, Daughter=Edith May Skentelbery, Daughter=Rose Maude Skentelbery, Son=Vernon Louis Skentelbery, Grandson=Kenneth Ralph Skentelbery6 
(Deceased) DeathDec 1913 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales7 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S22] The 1871 Census of England & Wales.
  2. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  3. [S34] Non Comformist Records.
  4. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  5. [S17] 1861 Census of England & Wales.
  6. [S72] The 1911 Census of England and Wales.
  7. [S6] General Record Office index of death certificates.
  8. [S31] - name of person Bapisim, - repository, - repository address.
  9. [S69] Ancestry Family Trees.



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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..