Not all Scantleburys & Skentelberys served in the Royal Navy but also in the Merchant Navy and the Coastguard.


Men of the Royal Navy after a minimum of seven years service could opt out of sea-going duties which often kept them away from their families for years on end. They could ask to be transferred to land based shore duty in the Coastguard service.The rough life at sea would be replaced with reasonably comfortable dwellings and the enjoyment of family life together. This move would come at a price, as promotion would be limited.Tony Daly -- Coastguards of Yesteryear

  • William Scantlebury William was adwarded the Tayleur Dene medal for For bravery on 1 and 2 February 1873 at the wreck of the schooner Sarah Ann at Balbriggan, six of the men who crewed the lifeboat being tragically drowned when it capsized during the forlorn rescue attempts, the men aboard the Sarah Ann all perishing on that freezing and stormy night.
Tayleur Dene Medal
John Bartley Scantlebury
  • John Scantlebury John was discharged dead at Ventury Station in Dingle Ireland his son
  • John Bartley Scantlebury was also a coastguard later becoming a Chief Officier in Cornwall before retiring to St. Mawes.
  • John Scantlebury Another John Scantlebury was discharged dead in Ballyvaughn County Clare Ireland this time in 1849 some of his descendants can be found in Australia.
  • John Scantlebury Eighteen years later another John Scantlebury died on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly in 1859 John was from the village of Landulph in Cornwall.
    • 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..