Author Topic: In Search of My Father, John Cushnan aka John Kelly  (Read 609 times)

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In Search of My Father, John Cushnan aka John Kelly
« on: Wednesday 19 July 17 13:48 BST (UK) »
Hello. I am researching 22 missing years in my father's story. His name was John Cushnan. He left our Belfast, N Ireland home, his wife and seven young children in 1960 and the next we heard of him was when we were told he had died in Clapham, London in 1982 at 57. During the 22 missing years, he reinvented his identity and story as John Kelly from Derry, N Ireland. I have traced quite a lot of information about those years. In the 1970s until his death, he lived in Orlando Road, Clapham, he was a regular at the Rose & Crown pub, he was a member of the Royal British Legion and he may have had a second family. He worked at the Express Lift Company. Names of people who knew him include (*) Hamilton, (*) McManus, (*) Nicholson and a couple called Liz & Gerry who moved back to Wexford from Clapham. He also knew a woman called (*) with whom he may have had a relationship, and they may have had a son. If anything here rings a bell, I would be grateful for any information. Thank you.

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Re: In Search of My Father, John Cushnan aka John Kelly
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 July 17 15:33 BST (UK) »
Hi joecushnan

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Re: In Search of My Father, John Cushnan aka John Kelly
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 20 July 17 06:58 BST (UK) »
Did he die as John Kelly or John Cushnan, and did he leave a will?