Like the plot out of Downton Abbey, the eight real-life daughters of a baron can"t inherit his estate… it will go to a distant cousin they…

The real-life Downton! Agony for Baron's eight daughters as his estate goes to a distant cousin they barely knowEarl of Balfour is first hereditary peer to make a formal appeal to government to change the law stopping daughters inheriting titles By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 20 January 2013 Caroline, Countess of Derby is one of Baron Braybrooke's daughters In television's Downton Abbey a storyline revealed the Earl of Grantham's agony that none of his three children could inherit the title because they were girls.