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.

John Scantlebury1

John Scantlebury of Boconnoc Cornwall
Male, #1351, born 9 Jun 1832, died 13 Nov 1902
Relationship7th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherWilliam Scantlebury1 born 17 Jul 1792
MotherAlice Merrifield1 born 6 Jul 1794


Emma Nicholls born 25 May 1823, died 10 Aug 1878
Birth9 Jun 1832 Boconnoc, Cornwall, England1 
(Witness) Census 185130 Mar 1851 Hamlet Chouches Mill, Boconnoc, Cornwall, England; Principal=William Scantlebury, Member of Household=Alice Merrifield1 
(Groom) Marriage2 May 1854 The Parish Church of St. Piran, Perranarworhal, Cornwall, England; Bride=Emma Nicholls2,3,4 
(Deceased) Death13 Nov 1902 Timor, Bowenvale, Victoria, Australia; Heart attack 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  2. [S67] Letter, - author to Scantlebury ONS, From Jordanna Criag of Perth Western Australia.
  3. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  4. [S8] - compiler, "Parish Marriage registar", Ancestral File.



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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..