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.

Ferdinand Scantlebury1,2

Ferdinand Scantlebury
Ferdinand Scantlebury/Elizabeth Richards family April 1912 Cornwall England. Left to Right back row: Mina, Jane, Edward, Elizabeth Mary, Edith Ellen. Front row: William James, Ferdinand, Elizabeth (Richards), Lilian
The picture was taken in 1912 when Edward went back to Cornwall to get married.
Male, #1844, born Sep 1862
Relationship7th great-grandson of John Skantilbew
FatherJoseph Scantlebury3 born 13 May 1821, died Mar 1902
MotherMina Hoskin4 born c 1822, died Dec 1911


Elizabeth Mary Richards born Dec 1861
BirthSep 1862 St. Germans, Cornwall, England1,2 
(Member of Household) Census 18712 Apr 1871 St. Germans, Cornwall; Principal=Joseph Scantlebury, Principal=Mina Hoskin4 
(Member of Household) Census 18813 Apr 1881 Penniwin, St. Germans, Cornwall, England; Principal=Joseph Scantlebury, Principal=Mina Hoskin5 
(Groom) Marriage17 Apr 1884 The Register Office, Plymouth, Devon, England; Bride=Elizabeth Mary Richards, Witness=Emma Scantlebury6,7 
Burial3 Dec 1943 The Chapel of St. Nectan, St. Winnow, Cornwall, England1,2 
ChartsDescendants of John Skantilbew


  1. [S4] Birth Indexes ~ General Register Office.
  2. [S47] Parish burial index for Cornwall.
  3. [S16] - name of person - record type, City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St. Annes Street, Westminster, London, England.
  4. [S22] The 1871 Census of England & Wales.
  5. [S11] The 1881 Census for England & Wales.
  6. [S67] Letter, - author to Scantlebury ONS.
  7. [S5] General Record Office Marriage Index.
  8. [S63] The 1901 Census of England and 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..