Skint Care Worker Inherits £50 Million Manor After DNA Test
There are a few Hollywood movies that show people going from rags to riches after finding out they have inherited the wealth from a random relative they never knew existed.
You wouldn't be a fool for thinking that stuff only happens in Tinseltown, but Jordan Adlard Rogers would tell you differently because he's the (former) skint care worker that has inherited one of Britain's finest country estates after a DNA test proved he was the son of aristocrat Charles Rogers.
Jordan, 31, was struggling to make ends meet but never stopped believing Charles was his dad and spent years trying to prove his his beliefs.
Despite repeated requests for a test to be done, Jordan was turned away while his father was still alive.
But after Charles, 62, was found dead in his car on the estate in August last year a test was finally carried out - and confirmed they were related.
This meant that dad-of-one Jordan was left as heir to the grand estate and has now moved into the lavish 1536-acre National Trust Penrose Estate and said he is immersing himself in his new way of life and his newfound family's history.
According to Sky News, the mansion is believed to be worth around £50 million ($63.5m) and Jordan has been able to leave his job as a community support worker to live off the proceeds of the estate.
Jordan's dad, Charles, was part of the Rogers family who gifted the estate to the National Trust in 1974 in exchange for a 1,000-year lease to continue living there.
During Charles' inquest, the coroner was told that the life tenant of the estate received an income from a trust, and Charles was given a 'substantial' cash allowance ranging from £300 to £1,000 a week.
Jordan explained that he had problems initially after dealing with some obstructive family members but he was finally able to move in after it was confirmed that Charles was his father.
He explained: "I'm now starting to get my feet under the table here. People say I'm lucky but I would trade anything to be able to go back and for Charles to know I was his son. Maybe then he might have taken a different path.
"I don't need to work anymore so want to set up a charity and help the Porthleven and Helston communities.
"I've been at the point of worrying about the next bill and have had a tough start in life but now I'm here I want to help people. I'm not going to forget where I've come from."
An inquest heard how Charles had suffered from drug abuse and his death was listed as an overdose from a prescription substance.
Jordan, who has recently had a son with his partner Katie, said has now got a better understanding of his dad's life before he passed away.
He explained: "Charles never actually lived in the estate. He lived in one of the estate's farmhouses as his mum lived here so he never got the chance to inherit it. They died two weeks apart.
"It'd got to the point when he gave up on himself and was living in his car instead of his house as it was such a mess.
"There was always a pressure of him trying to match expectation. His brother was a RAF pilot and his dad a lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy so he had big shoes to fill. He was under huge pressure taking it on, but he was different and a free spirit."
Jordan is now planning to hold a charity garden party in the grounds of his new home.
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