Ingrid Pedersen Lennon: The true story of John Lennon's 'lost' sister Victoria

Monday, May 13, 2013

The year was 1964, and the Beatles had just become internationally famous, traveling the world doing live performances. What an awful time to find out you have a ‘secret’ sister. John Lennon was informed by his Aunt Harriet that in 1944, when he was four years old, his mother Julia had an affair while his father Alf was at sea, and got pregnant.

The baby was born June 19, 1945 at Elmwood, a Salvation Army Hostel in North Mossley Hill Road in Liverpool. Julia named her Victoria Elizabeth Lennon, giving the baby her own married name, and not mentioning the biological father on the birth certificate. Six weeks later, Victoria was adopted by a friend of Julia’s, Margaret Pedersen, who was married to a Norwegian sailor. Julia had the impression that they took Victoria to Norway,

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Source: The Examiner

Photo Credit: Ingrid Pedersen Lennon book cover

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