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.

Bess Blackler

Bes Blackler wife of Robert Walters Skentelbery
Female, #10525, born Mar 1848, died Sep 1947
MotherBetsy Blackler1 born c 1825


Robert Walters Skentelbery born Oct 1847, died Dec 1913
(Child) BirthMar 1848 Littleham, Devon, England2,1 
(Daughter) Census 185130 Mar 1851 Theatre Place, Withycombe Rawleigh, Exmouth, Devon, England; Betsy was a sprig maker and unmarried; Principal=Betsy Blackler1 
Married NameMar 1873 Skentelbery 
(Bride) MarriageMar 1873 Exeter, Devon, England; Groom=Robert Walters Skentelbery 
(Head of household) Census 18813 Apr 1881 Higher Market Street, East Looe, Cornwall, England; Son=John Skentelbery, Son=Robert Walters Skentelbery, Son=Alfred Skentelbery, Daughter=Zoe Skentelbery3 
Census 19113 Apr 1911 33 Moorland Road Splott, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales; Principal=Robert Walters Skentelbery, Daughter=Zoe Skentelbery, Daughter=Edith May Skentelbery, Daughter=Rose Maude Skentelbery, Son=Vernon Louis Skentelbery, Grandson=Kenneth Ralph Skentelbery4 
(Deceased) DeathSep 1947 Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales5 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  2. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  3. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  4. [S72] The 1911 Census of England and Wales.
  5. [S6] General Record Office index of death certificates.
  6. [S31] - name of person Bapisim, - repository, - repository address.
  7. [S69] Ancestry Family Trees.



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      — - Joe Scantlebury
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      — - Dr. Velma Scantlebury
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      — -Richard Scantlebury
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      —- Dr Vera Scantlebury Brown
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    — - Dr. Vera Scantlebury Brown
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    — Dr. Vera Scantlebury Brown
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    — - Josie Scantlebury
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