Inherits Fortune, Would Rather Have Known His Dad ⋆
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Inherits Fortune, Would Rather Have Known His Dad

Jordan Adlard-Rogers was just your average 31-year-old caretaker in Cornwall when the death and discovery of his birth father left him a comfortable millionaire. A true rags-to-riches story, Jordan went from barely paying the bills to living in a £50 million mansion with his family, installing a home gym, driving a Mercedes C63, and paying a visit to New York City.

However, Jordan’s good fortune hasn’t come without its dark side as with the inheritance came the proof from DNA tests that the late Charles Rogers was his real father. Jordan says he would trade anything to get the chance to know him.

Dad-of-one Jordan said: “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.”

Always Suspected Who His Dad Was

Charles had long struggled with drug abuse, and his death was unfortunately tied to drugs as well, listed as an overdose from a prescription substance. Jordan had always had a suspicion that Charles was his father, but he’d never been given the chance to perform a DNA test.

That long-awaited test was finally performed after Charles was found dead in his car on the Estate in August last year at the age of 62. This left Jordan as his only heir, providing him with the lavish 1536-acre National Trust Penrose Estate. Despite the tragedy and all the unknown, Jordan is enjoying discovering more about his family’s history.

Charles had long struggled with drug abuse, and his death was unfortunately tied to drugs as well, listed as an overdose from a prescription substance. Jordan had always had a suspicion that Charles was his father, but he’d never been given the chance to perform a DNA test.

The Truth, Too Late

That long-awaited test was finally performed after Charles was found dead in his car on the Estate in August last year at the age of 62. This left Jordan as his only heir, providing him with the lavish 1536-acre National Trust Penrose Estate. Despite the tragedy and all the unknown, Jordan is enjoying discovering more about his family’s history.

The Rogers family, of which Charles was a part, had gifted the estate to the National Trust in 1974 in exchange for a 1,000-year lease to continue living there. Charles’ coroner learned that the life tenant of the estate was given an income from a trust, ranging from £300 to £1,000 a week.