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.

Ellen Antoinette Gadsden1

Ernest Rimell Scantlebury with his mother Ellen Antionette Scantlebury nee Gadsden. This picture was probably taken about 1875
Ellen Antoinette Gadsden with her husband John Scantlebury
Female, #1611, born 24 Apr 1843, died 15 Aug 1887
FatherJohn Gadsden2 born c 1805


John Scantlebury born 13 Aug 1826, died 28 Jun 1877
Baptism24 Apr 1843 St. Mary, Paddington, Middlesex, England1 
Married Name14 Jun 1865 Scantlebury1,3 
(Bride) Marriage14 Jun 1865 Rochford, Essex, England; Groom=John Scantlebury1,3 
Census 18712 Apr 1871 "The Chilterns", Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, England; Principal=John Scantlebury, Member of Household=Mabel Ellen Carlos Scantlebury, Member of Household=William Addison Scantlebury, Member of Household=Ernest Rimell Scantlebury4 
Residence26 Jun 1877 Broadoak, Clapham Common, Surrey, England; Principal=John Scantlebury5 
Death15 Aug 1887 Penolva, Bromley Grove, Kent, England6,7 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S52] Letters & research of Liz Burden.
  2. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  3. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  4. [S22] The 1871 Census of England & Wales.
  5. [S44] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).
  6. [S6] General Record Office index of death certificates.
  7. [S29] Newspaper Cuttings.
  8. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.



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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..