The care worker proven to be the illegitimate son of a wealthy landowner after a DNA test has a newborn son to pass on his £50million fortune to one day, it has emerged.
Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31, has moved into the 1,536-acre Penrose Estate between Helston and Porthleven in Cornwall after being left as heir to the country mansion.
And now he will have someone to pass the lavish property onto one day after having a baby boy called Joshua last month with his partner Katie Hubber, 30.
Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31, with his partner Katie Hubber, 30, and their newborn son Joshua
Mr Rogers has moved into the Penrose Estate between Helston and Porthleven in Cornwall
Miss Hubber (pictured with Mr Rogers) said on Facebook they were ‘over the moon and feeling very lucky to have such a gorgeous little boy’ following the baby’s birth this year
A photograph posted on Mr Rogers’ Instagram page shows a new Mercedes parked outside the stately home
Miss Hubber said on Facebook they were ‘over the moon and feeling very lucky to have such a gorgeous little boy’ and ‘can’t get over the feeling of love for him’.
Jordan has told how he had spent several years trying to prove the property’s owner, Charles Rogers, was his real father, but Charles refused to give a DNA sample.
However, after he was found dead in his car on the estate last August at the age of 62, a test confirmed they are related.
With Charles’s mother and brother also having passed away, Jordan was left as heir to the grand estate.
He has moved into the Penrose Estate and said he was immersing himself in his new way of life and his newfound family’s history.
Mr Rogers is pictured in a Facebook post in January with a cigar, a glass of wine and a pint
Jordan’s father Charles Rogers is pictured in a photo (left) and painting (right). He was found dead in his car on the estate last August at the age of 62, and a test confirmed they are related
In images posted on Instagram, Jordan – who has recently had a son with his partner Katie – shows off the outdoor gym he has built in the grounds of his estate
Jordan, who has left his job as a community support worker to live off the proceeds of the estate – a reported £1,000 a week from rent and investments in stocks and shares – said he could not believe how much his life has changed.
Jordan, who had suspicions since the age of eight that Charles was his father, said: ‘He offered to do a DNA test when I was younger but it didn’t happen.
‘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.’
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.
Jordan said he had spent several years trying to prove Charles Rogers was his real father
Mr Rogers said he had to deal with some obstructive family members but finally got the test
He has now moved into the estate and said he is immersing himself in his new way of life
Posting to Instagram, Mr Rogers shared this image of a painting of his late father that hangs in the stately home. He captioned it: ‘Dad, I love you’
‘I don’t need to work any more 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.’
In images posted on Instagram, Jordan – who has recently had a son with his partner Katie – shows off the outdoor gym he has built in the grounds of his estate.
Images also show him ‘patrolling the lake’ in a kayak and in another post, he says he wants to ‘fish my lake’.
He described 2019 as the start of ‘massive new beginnings’ and shared images of a new Mercedes C63 outside the property, adding: ‘Seeing if the merc suits the house.’
Jordan said he decided to speak out to give a fuller picture of his father’s life before he died
It’s not the first time Jordan has found fame – five years ago, an online video of him breaking his back during a trampoline stunt went viral.
Penrose Manor House
The Grade II listed manor has an irregular square plan and a small courtyard.
It’s current value is unknown but the estate as a whole is estimated to be worth £50million.
The 17th-century country house was constructed for the Penrose family – probably for John Penrose who died in 1679.
It was remodelled and extended from c. 1788 for John Rogers and c. 1832 for the Reverend John Rogers.
It was again extended 1863 by William Webb for John Jope Rogers and then remodelled in 1867.
A buttery was added in 1868 and the centre of the elevation towards Loe Pool rebuilt in 1927–28.
He drunkenly climbed a tree before jumping 20ft on to a trampoline, bouncing off and hitting a fence.
An inquest last week heard how Charles Rogers – who was made bankrupt six years ago after not paying his taxes – had struggled with drug abuse for many years and died of an overdose in his car outside the Grade II-listed farmhouse on the estate.
The inquest, held in Truro, heard that he was malnourished and neglected personal hygiene in the months before his death. Instead of living in his lavish home, he was sleeping in his car.
The first known owner of the estate was John de Penrose, in 1281. It remained in the Penrose family until it was bought in the 1770s by Hugh Rogers for £11,000.
Lieutenant Commander John Peverell Rogers, of the Royal Navy, donated the estate to the National Trust in 1974 – but left conditions about how it should be treated.
Within the estate lies the Loe Pool, the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall, and Lt Cdr Rogers insisted there should be no activities on the water, meaning fishing, swimming and boating are banned.
He died seven years ago, leaving the estate to his son Charles.
Jordan, who broke his back in a trampoline stunt gone wrong that went viral in 2014, said he had to deal with some obstructive family members in his attempt to prove who his father was