St. Lucian to defend multi-million dollar inheritance, hires PM’s daughter

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St. Lucian to defend multi-million dollar inheritance, hires PM’s daughter
Faithful servant: Lord Glenconner (right) with servant Kent Adonai, who he left his £20m fortune. * Photo credit: Daily Mail (UK)
Faithful servant: Lord Glenconner (right) with servant Kent Adonai, who he left his £20m fortune. * Photo credit: Daily Mail (UK)

A St. Lucian who inherited a £20 million estate in the south of the island after the death of his British boss is gearing up to defend his inheritance in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court next week.

The Mail Online reports that the late Lord Glenconner’s manservant, Kent Adonai,  51, is being challenged in the courts by Glenconner’s 19-year-old grandson, Cody Tennant, who, along with other members of the family “believe his grandfather, who was 83 when he died, was not entirely in a correct frame of mind when he left his estate on the island to his devoted Man Friday”.

Cody and his mother Sheilagh, the widow of Glenconner’s eldest son Charles Tennant, who died in 1996, are expected at the hearing, the newspaper reports.

However, quoting a friend of Adonai, the Mail reports that “he (Adonai) will spare no expense and effort and has hired a top lawyer – Michelle Desir, the daughter of St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony”.

Adonai is reported to have been gathering as much evidence as he can to show that his boss was entirely of sound mind when he changed his will a few months before his death and that ill-health had not impaired his mental processes, the Mail reports.

“Kent is not planning to give up easily,” the Mail quotes a friend. “Glenconner gave him his properties and land on St. Lucia because he had worked for him for 30 years and because he was the person who was always there for him.”

Lord Glenconner, who died in 2010, shocked his wife of 54 years, Lady Anne who discovered he had changed his will to leave everything on the island to faithful Adonai, a 2011 report in the Daily Mail stated.

Lady Anne, who lives in a farmhouse in Norfolk on the estate of her brother, the Earl of Leicester, tells the Mail she won’t be going to St. Lucia but she supports her grandson in the legal battle.

The Mail said three years after inheriting the estate on the death of his boss, Adonai has become “something of a recluse, devoting himself to fishing off the island of St. Lucia”.

Adonai fishes off the coast of Choiseul.

ORIGINAL REPORTING BY RICHARD KAY OF MAIL ONLINE

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  1. from the comments I understand that Glenconner was not at all nice to Mr Adonai. But He did give him a house, he did give him a hotel and that's quite a lot more than most people earn in a lifetime. And now people think it normal that Glenconner should give his complete (family) fortune to mr Adonai as well. Well, in corrupt st Lucia and with mr. President's daughter as your laywer you win any case, doesn't matter what. But those same politicians will make sure that the money ends up with them and not with mr Adonai. In the end you'll all be victims of the morality preached here.

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  2. You micheal and the so call family of glenconner you really don't know or you bein offered something in return to come and talk that crap everybody in soufriere where this all is happening people can tell you all about the way glenconner treated thisyoung man in my present i saw it happen and i ask my self would i go through this with this man kent never had a salary for all that insult kent had to sleep on the floor next to the bed so he can put his feet on his back to get to and off the bed like a step,shower him washing all of this private parts like a baby where was his wife,the mother of the son in england enjoy and kent doing the dirty work and when he got his reward all want to take him to task kent you deserve everything you work for it god bless you.and for you micheal you will never get what you looking for.

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  3. ask yourself why would he want to do that. he was ill, did any of his family came to visit him or cared about him. it is not impossible for him to leave his inheritance to this man who was by his bed side all these years.once the will is on his name, its his. fight for what lawfully belong to u kent. the mother of the grandson is believe to be the one pushing the grandson to fight for it .

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  4. yourl need to stop being greedy a man like tenant had protocals so where is that coming in that he wasnt aware wat he was doing..kent has been there all the man life

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  5. For goodness sake give it up with the WHITE/BLACK shit. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with MONEY. YES, Kent DESERVES IT, he was there with tenant for 30YEARS. It is not racism that the family is coming from, it is for the MONEY!!! For the love of God give up this racism thing.

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  6. I do not understand these comments. Mr. Adonai got paid very very well bij Glenconner. He got a salary, het got a house, he got a hotel. All given to him by his employer. Why should he be entitled to the complete fortune. Do people really think that to be normal? Is that what everybody is expected to do for his lifelong employees? Is that what the above commentators do?

    But now that Adonai got the PM's daughter to defend him the outcome can be predicted in corrupt St Lucia.

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    • Oh come on, it's clear to me that u don't know the facts of the matter. Your comment is damaging to the young man. He was his male-servant (with all what you can imagine a servant endures: even being kicked, slap and humiliated in public). Furthermore, he was there in thick n thin for the man, not just an EMPLOYEE.

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    • Shut your damn mouth you piece of trash!So what even if he was getting all that and the gentle felt after all these years of loyalness he decided to put his name on his will. Persons like you who cause our country to go backwards and let foreigners treat our people like crap!

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  7. there is no hint of fraud or suspicion surrounding the preparation or execution of this will. the will was sign..
    so tell grandson this time,he will lose....
    he has no resident in st.lucia anyway..
    i guess he wants to sell up and buy a house in muswell hill in london...grandson its our now... loser.....

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  8. kent derseve it no matter what people say. go man flight them to death. where was the grand son and his wife to care him

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  9. This man family abviously had never came to his aid in his later days.. Now want to come and claim. BULL!!

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  10. ENGLISH PPL THEY'RE SO HARD SO WEN U GETT ONE TO LIVE SOMETHING FOR U ,U HAVE TO THANK GOD CUZ MY MOM IS IN THAT SAME SITUATION WHERE HER AUNT FROM ENGLAND LEFT EVERYTHIN FOR HER AN NOW THE MAN THAT WAS WITH MY AUN IS NOW FIGHTIN FOR THE MONEY ,HOUSE ,LAND AND GOLD AN MY MOM WANT TO GIVE UP EV'RY THING......CHUPZZZZZZZZZ. IM MAADDDDDD.AT THE LADY SHE' SAYING SHE DONT WORK HARD FOR IT SO SHE IS NOT FIGHTING FOR ANYTHING

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  11. A GOOD SERVANT DESERVE A GOOD REWARD..........GREAT ......LET GOD BE IN CONTROL OF THAT SITUATION CUZ U DESERVE IT

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  12. As someone from the UK, I am fully supportive of Kent. He has done the time with him and is rightly rewarded.

    Daisy - thank you for enlightening us with your ignorance.

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  13. greed,racism is written allover the english,slavery etc.where were they?this is his reward now,and his hard work will surely pay off.fight on wy bro.

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  14. st lucians are known for,BOBOL.OUR COURTS R FLOODED with those matters.theres another classical case like that involvin...... http://www.eccourts.org/judgments/decisions/2011/SabinaAlcidevMargueriteDesir.pdf

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  15. Mr.Adoeni. Stand firm bcz if your boss could see all the hard work u did for him there is no way yhat grandson could win. you see when he needed them they were no where to be found now that he is gone Everybody wants a pice of the pie. stay strong my bro. all the best.

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  16. That is f... amazing. When I worked in SL at Super J's I could remember Colin Tenant and his loyal servant coming over and shop...Let me tell you, this man Colin Tenant was not easy - rude, arrogant and unpleasant. If his servant took all this abuse for 30 years and now those k..m..ass white people wanna take that from him, I say fight and don't give up.

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  17. A man who took all the insults that his master dished out.. Treated with little respect but over the years was the only one there for his master. Now that is loyalty. Kent did not ask for this! He was given it by a boss who say the true nature of a man who never gave up in the midst of adversities and was there till the end. He deserves it all and more. He was even there for Lord Tenant's crippled son back in the late 80s. The family should be thanking Kent for being there for his boss when family was never around..

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  18. Stand firm bro. It is the same old story. Family neglecting its elders and hoping to have a big pay day. Old people can sometimes dash expectations.

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    • No, he was first challenged by a ST. LUCIAN - well known English soccer player, JERMAIN DeFoe back in 2011

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  19. the english dont look after their parents ,but always wanna contest a written will,just because its a black st.lucian they wanna take him to court,fight your grounds me brother its yours,you were the one with this old man...for years...

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  20. where was that grandson when mr Adonai was caring for the elderly man. Alot of relatives just waiting for their family member to pass on so they could inherit their wealth but donot want to be caring for them...shame shame i tell you...i hope more persons would do like mr. Lord Glenconner.

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    • I believe when the man passed his grandson was a young child so he couldn't take care of his grandfather. No one should be guided by GREED!!

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