THE JOHN SEARL STORY. 2.
Why did Robert refuse to accept Peter as his child?Did Robert see evil in Peter’s eyes; or was it because the birth of John and Iris was early than that of Peter, clearly something was wrong with this birth. It appears that Robert stole everything and everypenny he could find in that house and disappeared, this time for good.This left Violet with absolutely nothing to live on and again had to be at the mercy of the localauthorities for food coupons, clothing and bedding.This meant that Violet lost heart and gave up trying to care for her children; which resulted in her lifebeing torn apart so much that she left the three children on their own and ran to hide from the world.This act was to end her ordeal that lead to her appearing in court on charges of neglect etc.The court in their wisdom placed the three children into care of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes.This is the story as from Dr. Barnardo’s Homes records which are now in my hands. If any correctionsare needed this will be represented in Red.
JOHN, IRIS & PETER. Admitted: 12.5.1936.This means that John was 4 years and 10 days old on arriving there. Where Iris was 2 years, 10months and 14 days old, leaving Peter just 6 months and 14 days old.
The three children were baptised as Church of England, both parents claim also to be of Church of England religion.Last six months address 86 Northbrook Street, Newbury in the Country of Berkshire.This court hearing was based upon information applicant: N.S.P.C.C. (Reading 7787) and a doctorfrom which the Court had no option it appears than to place the three children into the care of Dr.Barnardo’s Homes until they reached the age of 18 years. This order was issued on the 20
day of April in the year of our Lord 1936 at the Newbury Juvenile Court.
Whether the Court was right or wrong in their action cannot be changed, time cannot be turnedback it only goes forward, and any errors made by them cannot be corrected, and John cannotaccept that their choice was the best one. For it will create a hell of life for John in the years tocome.
FATHER: RobertHenrySearl; Labourer.LAST EMPLOYMENT: Night watchman.HEALTH: Good.CHARACTER: Doubtful.WHEREABOUTS: Unknown; no particulars of the marriage.
This can be understood; as from my research he could had onlyspent approximately a total not greater than 8 months with her inall; during his 6 years of marriage to Violet. So where was he whenhe was not in prison for ill treating John?