Historic family trapped in inheritance dispute
One of Britain's oldest and most historic families is trapped in a bitter inheritance dispute over the division of the family home.
The Pennants, who can trace their lineage back to the 15th century, are now at war over the provisions of their deceased mother's will, it has been reported. Lilla Pennant is arguing with her two siblings Banba Dawson and Arnold Pennant over the Nantly's Estate, claiming she has been robbed of her rightful inheritance.
The estate, built in 19th century, comprises Grade II-listed Henblas Hall, three farms, approximately 450 acres of land, a 30 acre wood and assorted cottages.
However, Ms Pennant has taken her family to the High Court, claiming that her mother's will stipulated that the estate should be split fairly, but her two siblings ignored her wishes and took the majority.
"It is clear what the entitlement in the will is. Some people don’t seem to be interested in what is written in it," she has stated.
The claimant was given the hall at Nantlys and some land, but it suing for a claim on the contents of a safety deposit box.
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