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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Who Wants to Be a Miserable Aristocrat?

From UTV (of Belfast, Northern Ireland), posted Dec. 21, 2005:

Aristocrat to give away 'terrible' mansion

An eccentric aristocrat is hoping to give away his 16-bedroom mansion to a complete stranger and then move into "the comfort" of a council house, it emerged today.

Without a heir to inherit Maunsel House and its 1,300 acre estate, Sir Benjamin Slade, 59, is desperate to find a distant and preferable wealthy American relative to take over his Somerset mansion.

The baronet will give a DNA sample to a team of genealogists, who will then search for the closest match among the 5,000 Slades living in the US.

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