WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- An English care worker reversed his fortune after a DNA test revealed that he was the son of Charles Rogers, a British aristocrat who owned a $60 million country estate.
- Jordan Adlard Rogers told Cornwall Live that he had a feeling that the lord of the manor was his father since he was eight years old after the aristocrat offered to do a DNA test when he was younger.
- Charles died of a drug overdose in his car in August 2018 and Jordan was able to get a DNA test, which confirmed him as Charles’ son.
A 31-year-old struggling Englishman became the heir of a $60 million country estate after taking a DNA test.
“I’ve been at the point of worrying about the next bill and have had a tough start in life […] I’m now starting to get my feet under the table here,” the Englishman told Cornwall Live.
Jordan Adlard-Rogers recently became the heir of the 1,536-acre Penrose Estate, which is also a popular tourist attraction in Cornwall. British aristocrat Charles Rogers, the estate’s former owner died last year of an overdose in his car. He was 62.
Adlard-Rogers moved into the property with his partner, 30-year-old Katie Hubber, and their newborn son, Joshua. According to Cornwall Live, he also receives a $1300-a-week trust fund and has quit his job.
The new Penrose Estate used to be a care worker living in a nearby town of Porthleven.
“I don’t need to work anymore so want to set up a charity and help the Porthleven and Helston communities,” he said. “Now I’m here I want to help people. I’m not going to forget where I’ve come from.”
Rogers was thought to have no heirs that could inherit the massive estate. But after a DNA test is done after his untimely death, Adlard-Rogers was found to be his son and therefore, eligible to inherit Rogers’ wealth.
According to Adlard-Rogers, he had always suspected the lord of the manor was his father.
He told reporters that Rogers had asked that they do a DNA test when he was just eight, and when Adlard-Rogers took him up on the offer at 18 years old, Rogers told him to contact a lawyer.
But it was only three years ago that he decided to reach out again. However, Rogers’ power-of-attorney, Philip Care, said the old Rogers refused to do the DNA test.
Adlard-Rogers then appealed one more time, and to his surprise, Care reached out to him and said Rogers had passed away.
A DNA test was eventually conducted which proved Rogers was the father of Adlard-Rogers.
“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,” he said. “Maybe then he might have taken a different path.”
Source: Inside Edition