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.

Woodman Francis Scantlebury1

Woodman Francis Scantlebury taken in St. Austell prior to emigrating to America
Woodman Francis Scantlebury
Male, #1382, born 11 Aug 1846, died 19 Jan 1907
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherFrancis Scantlebury2 born 23 Apr 1820, died b 25 Sep 1912
MotherNancy Best1 born 5 Aug 1821, died Mar 1862


Eliza Barnes born Nov 1849, died 7 Nov 1938
(Child) Birth11 Aug 1846 Lostwithel, Cornwall, England1,3,4 
Baptism4 Oct 1846 The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England5 
(Witness) Census 185130 Mar 1851 North Street, Lostwithel, Cornwall, England; Principal=Francis Scantlebury, Member of Household=Nancy Best1 
(Groom) Marriage25 Aug 1872 The Methodist Church, Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America; Bride=Eliza Barnes6,4 
Residence7 Oct 1880 Kings, New York, United States of America4 
(Head) USA 1900 Census7 Jun 1900 Windsor Place, Brooklyn Ward 22, Kings, New York, United States of American; Wife=Eliza Barnes, Son=Woodman Arthur Scantlebury, Son=Francis Harry James Scantlebury, Son=George William Scantlebury, Son=Frank Irving Marshall Scantlebury, Daughter=May Bell Scantlebury6 
(Deceased) Death19 Jan 1907 Windsor Place, Kings, New York, United States of America4 
(Interred) Burial23 Jan 1907 Greenwood Cemetery, Kings, New York, United States of America7 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  2. [S16] - name of person - record type, City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St. Annes Street, Westminster, London, England.
  3. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  4. [S69] Ancestry Family Trees.
  5. [S16] - name of person - record type, City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St. Annes Street, Westminster, London, England, Lostwithiel baptisim Records.
  6. [S73] 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S99] Various Cemetery Records.



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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..