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Community worker inherits £50,000,000 estate after DNA test proved he was son and heir


Community worker inherits £50,000,000 estate after DNA test proved he was son and heir

For several years, Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31, tried to prove that his father was Charles Rogers but his requests were often turned down. However, after Charles was found dead in his car on the estate last August, his request to do a test was approved and it confirmed they were indeed related.

Charle’s whose brother and mother already passed on meant that Jordan was the last sole heir to the estate estimated to be worth about $63 million.

He has now moved into the 1,536-acre National Trust Penrose Estate and is immersing in his new found wealth and way of life.

The Rogers family have lived on the estate located between Helson and Porthleven in Cornwall, Uk for generations after gifting it to the National Trust back in 1974 in exchange for a 1,000-year lease to continue living there.

Jordan has since left his job as a community support worker and now lives off his family’s proceeds. He said that his life changed dramatically since the DNA test results came positive, although he had always been suspicious that Charles could have been his father since the age of eight.

He said, ‘He offered to do a DNA test when I was younger but it didn’t happen and then when I was 18 I knocked on his door and asked if I could have the test and he told me to do it through the solicitors. I was 18 so had other priorities at the time. ‘I wrote more letters in my 20s but never got a reply, then three years ago I got in contact with power of attorney Philip Care. ‘Philip said Charles didn’t want to do the test so I wrote one final letter with a DNA test kit enclosed and that was when Philip rang and told me Charles was dead.’

Jordan said that since Charles’ death, he had to deal with some obstructive family members but he was finally able to confirm that he was his father.

He added; ‘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 into Charle’s death revealed how he had struggled with drug abuse for many years before he succumbed to a drug overdose in his car outside the historic estate.

The inquest, held last week, heard how there were no suspicions surrounding his death and confirmed that Charles had actually overdosed on a prescription drug.

A report detailing the last months leading up to his death revealed that Charles was malnourished and often neglected his personal hygiene.

Aside from rarely changing his clothes, he also avoided living in his lavish home and instead slept in his car.

Apart from living in the estate, the tenant also receives an income form the trust and Charles was the sole beneficiary; often receiving cash allowances ranging from $300 USD to $1200 USD a week.

The estate makes money from investments in stocks and shares and renting a number of parcels of land to local farmers. Jordan’s plans also extend to holding a charity garden party in the grounds of his new home.

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