A man who inherited a £50m manor after a DNA test confirmed the identity of his real dad has revealed the moment he learnt who his father was.

Jordan Adlard Rogers has moved into the lavish 1,536-acre Penrose Estate with his partner Katie Hubber and newborn son Joshua after realising he is the illegitimate son of its late aristocratic owner.

He has now spoken of the day he was told that Charles Rogers was actually his real father.

The 31-year-old care worker said he'd been pestering his mother Julie Adlard about his 5ft 8ins height and why he wasn't as tall as 6ft Gary Galloway, the man he'd thought was his dad.

That's when the truth came out and his mum revealed who his father really was.

Jordan Adlard-Rogers admits his good luck story is tinged with a lot of sadness
The Penrose Estate house where the care worker now lives
 

"I wanted to know when I was going to be as tall as my dad," Jordan told the Daily Mail.

"Mum just came out and said: 'He wasn’t your real dad. A man called Charles Rogers is your dad.'

"I couldn’t take it in. I didn’t care about this new man Charles. I just felt I’d lost my dad twice."

But it wasn't until after the death of Charles that the DNA test was finally done.

Jordan Adlard-Rogers in front of portraits of his ancestors at Penrose Manor
Jordan Adlard Rogers' dad Charles Rogers, who passed away before he confirmed they were related

Weeks after Jordan was born Julie married a local man named Gary, who he believed was his biological father until he was 10.

That relationship ended when Jordan was four and his mum became involved with a traveller named Buster.

Jordan said that he wasn't accepted by children he lived with and his education suffered - to the point his classmates called him "Dumb Dumb".

Jordan was also devastated to be told that Gary had died in an accident, and knew little about the details.

The lavish 1,536-acre Penrose Estate in Cornwall

And when the relationship between Julie and Buster also fell apart, the family moved into a council flat, only to be evicted after Julie arranged an unofficial swap with a neighbour.

Jordan was then sent to live with his grandparents.

Julie told him who his real father was when he was 10, and confronted Charles at his estate.

Jordan said the meeting only lasted 15 minutes and his father agreed to a DNA test - although Julie did not follow it up.

At 18, he approached Charles - who by that time was battling an addiction to prescription drugs - again only to be told that he had to approach him through a solicitor.

He said he was shocked by the state Charles was in, having remembered him as a smart-looking man eight years earlier.

Put off by the legal cost, he said he did not pursue it.

Jordan Adlard-Rogers with girlfriend Katie Hubber, 30, and infant son Joshua

But last August he received a call from the estate manager, Philip Care, saying his dad had died from an overdose and suggested he push for a DNA test before it was too late.

Jordan said when he first entered the lavish estate, he became emotional while looking at a man that looked remarkably like himself.

It was then he knew where he'd come from and where he belonged.

After moving into the National Trust property, he is now immersing himself in an opulent lifestyle and his newfound family's history.

An inquest heard how Charles had struggled with drug abuse for many years and died of an overdose in his car outside his Grade-II listed farmhouse on the historic estate.

The inquest, held in Truro, heard how there were no suspicious circumstances and that Charles had overdosed on a prescription drug.

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