Looking For Family

By somayya | March 22, 2009

The Story of my Search

I am currently looking for some long-lost members of my family. I hope by putting word out online, I can inshallah find them. The first one is Kevin, my uncle on my mother’s side. He was born to my grandmother, Irene Wayne Dunn, when she was young and unmarried, and was pressured into giving him up for adoption. She got to visit him for awhile after the birth, and Kevin knew who his real mother was, for a short time anyway. This is all I know about him so far. He will be at least a few years older than my mother, who was born in Wallsend, 1963.

The Mysterious Visit

Kevin actually visited Irene once. When she was living in Clermiston, Edinburgh. He turned up at her apartment (flat) building once, a neighbour answered and informed him that Irene was out at that time. Kevin said he would return, but he never did. He was carrying a bag with him. Perhaps this wasn’t even Kevin, but I like to think it was him. I wish so much that he would try and find his mother again, as he has many relatives; nieces, nephews etc, who would love to meet him and get to know him, even though many years have passed.

My Real Grandfather

Another relative I am searching for is my grandfather, my mother’s father. His name is Gordon Peter Grant, and he was once in the military, and from the Stockton-on-Tees area in the North East of England. He was married to my grandmother, Irene Dunn, and together they had my mother, Tracy Susan Grant. He left when my mother was a baby. He told my grandmother that they would be better off without him. My grandmother tried to track him down, in order to get him to pay maintenance for his child. She never did find him. He also spent time in prison whilst in the military, although for what crime, I do not know. Although I had a grandfather figure in my mother’s stepfather, Derek Churchill, when he died in 2003, I felt soon after that I should find my real grandfather. Derek was amazing though, and I had a great childhood, visiting him in Edinburgh, and listening to all his jokes!

Can YOU help?

I hope by me putting the word out about my long-lost relatives, perhaps someone out there will read this, and inshallah be able to help me out. So if you know anything about an adopted man named Kevin, born to Irene Dunn, or if you ARE Kevin, then PLEASE get in touch with me at kitty_lu_lu@hotmail.com

Same if you are, or know anything about Gordon Peter Grant, get in touch please!

2 Responses to “Looking For Family”

  1. Um Ibrahim Says:
    March 22nd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    An interesting article. I do hope that you are able to gain contact with your grandfather.

  2. FredJouldd Says:
    May 28th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks, good article.


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