Following is a reproduction of the Application & Admission Form which the
Parent or Guardian of the child had
This particular form is that of Peter Grenville Taylor
Child 560 (Sunderland). See also below for list of
NORTHERN POLICE ORPHANAGE.
ST GEORGE'S, HARROGATE
Application for the Admission of a Child
Childs Name (in full)
Reginald James Taylor FDAJ/276/6
Date of Application
4th November 1943
Name of Father
Ernest James Taylor
| His Rank,Force,No & Letter of last Division.
Police Constable No75, Sunderland
Father dead,blind,paralytic, or insane.
Date of Father's joining the Service.
13th October 1919
Date of Death &c
30th October 1942
Cause of Death.
Perforated Gastric Ulcer
Number of children now living.
7 (4 step children)
Number of children who have died
Sexes and ages of those now
M24; M20; M17; F14; M7; M6; F2;
Names (if any) of those now in
Is Mother living ?
88 Hurstwood Rd, Sunderland
Her Occupation & average earnings
rate of Pension is she receiving:
a) For herself
30 Pounds p.a.
b) For child(ren)
30 Pounds p.a.
Sex and age last birthday with date of birth.
Male. 7 years. 2nd May 1936
Is the child healthy and of good
constitution (mentally & physically) ?
What Diseases has the child had ?
Measles, Chicken Pox, Whooping Cough
Has the Child been Vaccinated ?
Yes, one month old
| Immunised ?
Yes, early 1942
| At what
Church was the Child Baptised ? St Nicholas. Sunderland
What School did the child last
Barnes Elementary, Sunderland
What Standard was he (she) in ?
and Address of person making this
application on behalf of the Child
Hilda May Taylor
88 Hurstwood Road. Sunderland
Certify that the above particulars are correct, to the best of
G. H. Cook. Chief Constable
General & Finance Committee. 10th Nov.1943
Admitted to Secondary School.
Pneumonia Dec 1943. Tonsils
removed by Mr Pavey Smith 1945
Seen by Dr Yeoman 3rd May 1947.
Medical Certificate given.
Date of leaving School. 8th May 1947.
of leaving Orphanage.
Friday.9th May 1947- for New
Zealand. Sailed under auspices
of the Government of New Zealand, c/o Cpl Kershaw on
RMS 'Rangitiki'. Tax paid by the Govt
of New Zealand
Seen off at Harrogate and taken to King's Cross by their uncle
Arthur Mundell - North Riding Constabulary.
Reg Taylor aged 10
The Forces to benefit from the organisation of St George's House are
those contained in Schedule 2 of the Charity Commissioners' Scheme,
sealed 11th December, 1931, and are as follows:-The counties of Chester,
Cumberland, Derby, Durham, Lancaster, Lincoln, Northumberland,
Nottingham, Salop, Stafford, Westmorland, York, Anglesy, Caernavon,
Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery.
1. Any child whose father is dead, paralytic, crippled,
totally blind, insane or otherwise incurably incapacitated from earning
a livelihood, shall be regarded as an orphan and may be admitted without
fee or donation of any kind, when vacancies permit.
It shall be open to the Committee to receive under exceptional
circumstances , for a limited period, motherless children of
Policemen upon payment, the amount to be agreed upon at the discretion
of the Committee. A fatherless or orphan child of a deceased pensioner
may be admitted, provided that the father retired upon pension or with a
gratuity and that the child was born prior to the granting of such
pension or gratuity or within nine months thereafter.
2. All applications
shall be accompanied by a recommendation from the Chief Constable of the
Force to which the father belongs or belonged and shall be sent to the
Lady Superintendent. All such applications shall be subject to the
discretion of the Committee.
3. The mother, father,
or guardian of the child shall produce a certificate of marriage of the
parents and the register of the child's birth.
4. Children of both
sexes and of every religious persuasion shall be eligible
for admission, but if admitted shall conform to the general regulations
for instruction and schooling.
5. Boys shall be
admitted between the ages of five and over, but under 10 years
and girls between the ages of five and over but under 12 years, except
in cases of special necessity when the discretion of the Committee may
6. Each child shall
have been vaccinated before admission and a medical certificate
as approved by the House Medical Officer shall be filled in by a
registered medical practicioner and sent to the Lady Superintendent with
the Application Form. Each child shall be examined by the Medical
Officer on admission.
7. An Agreement Form,
embodying the conditions under which children are received, shall be
signed by the mother, father or guardian before the child is admitted.
8. The Committee shall
provide to the best of their ability, for the sound religious,
educational and industrial training of each child while in residence at
St George's House.
9. Girls and boys shall
leave St George's House at school leaving age or at the end of the
Summer term after they attain school leaving age, but they may be kept
on for such longer period as the Committee in its discretion may
10.The Committee shall
have authority to expel any child for misconduct.
11.If after the
admission of a child or children the circumstances of the parent should
change, he or she may be called upon to contribute to the support of the
child or children at St George's House, at the discretion of the
12.The Committee shall
endeavour to place each child in a suitable occupation, with the help of
the (late) father's Force and with the consent of the
13.During the school
period of summer holidays children may return to their homes at
the discretion of the Committee and on and between dates decided by the
Committee. Before returning to St George's each child shall be
certified by his (her) home Medical Officer on a form approved by the
Medical Officer of St George's, to be fit to mix with other children.
14.A House Committee, meeting monthly, shall be appointed by the
General and Finance Committee, which shall deal with the admission of
children and with the internal economy of the House. The proceedings of
the House Committee shall be reported to each meeting of the
Committee for confirmation.
15.The Chairman and
Hon. Treasurer of St George's House shall be additional to the House
16.An Annual Report
shall be published, to which shall be added a complete list of
subscribers and benefactors and a statement of the general
accounts duly audited.
All communications to
be made to :- The Lady Superintendent. End