By August 1858 John appears to have had a falling
out with Mr. Heaps who accuses him of stealing a lamp and also that
some money has gone missing. John vigorously denies stealing the
lamp and says he has paid for it and that no money is missing.
to have got himself in such a state that he decides to leave Leeds,
leaving behind his belongs which are returned to his Mother Martha at
The Bull at Broughton.
In a letter he states he is just going away
for a few days. He goes to Birmingham and stays at two different addresses
and in letters send to Martha the landladies comment on what a distressed
state he is in and that he may go abroad.
The family never heard about
or from John again.