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.

William Samuel Scantlebury1,2

William Samuel Scantlebury " the keeper of the Colston Hall"
Male, #1651, born 11 Sep 1837, died 25 May 1918
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherEdward Scantlebury1,2 born 16 Apr 1809, died b Apr 1861
MotherElizabeth Hoskins1,2 born 27 Dec 1807, died Mar 1880


Elizabeth Pyne born 15 Aug 1844, died Sep 1886
Birth11 Sep 1837 Wynns Hill, Falmouth, Cornwall, England1,3 
Education1847 Royal Naval Asylum, Greenwich, Kent, England1 
(Witness) Census 185130 Mar 1851 Milton Coastguard Station, Milton, Hampshire, England; Principal=Edward Scantlebury, Member of Household=Elizabeth Hoskins4 
Milit-Beg7 Oct 1851 HMS Victory; William was rated as a Boy class 21 
(Groom) MarriageMar 1876 Plymouth, Devon, England; Bride=Elizabeth Bassett5,6 
(Groom) Marriage21 Dec 1887 The Parish Church of Emanuel, Plymouth, Devon, England; Bride=Helen Rae5,7 
(Witness) Marriage2 Jun 1904 The Church of St. Augustine, Bristol, Bristol, England; Bride=Ada Brinton, Groom=William Scantlebury5,8 
Census 19113 Apr 1911 The Colston Hall, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; William was the keeper of the Colston Hall; Principal=Helen Rae9 
Death25 May 1918 3 Downs Park Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England10 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S30] Admiralty Records of The Royal Navy & Coastguards.
  2. [S1] Birth Certificate.
  3. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  4. [S20] The 1851 Census of England & Wales.
  5. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  6. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  7. [S59] Index of Devon Parish Marriages.
  8. [S2] Original marriage certificate of - name of person and - second person, - event date "- cd."
  9. [S72] The 1911 Census of England and Wales.
  10. [S44] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).
  11. [S27] The 1891 Census of 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..