Dorothy jordan
Dorothy jordan
Dorothea Jordan
(1761-1816)

woman and actor

Died aged c. 55

Dorothea Jordan (22 November 1761 – 5 July 1816) was an Anglo-Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United Kingdom, for 20 years while he was Duke of Clarence. Together they had ten illegitimate children, all of whom took the surname FitzClarence.

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mistress of William IV

Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of Charles Kemble, Joseph Grimaldi, Dorothea Jordan, William Macready, and 3 other
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Photo of Dorothea Jordan blue plaque
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Photo of William IV and Dorothea Jordan blue plaque
David Wright on Geograph

The original Theatre Royal stood on this site from 7th February 1815 to 10th May 1936 when it was destroyed by fire. Many famous actors performed here including Charles Kemble, Mrs Dora Jordan, Joseph Grimaldi, Edmund Kean, William Charles Macready and Mrs Beerbohm Tree.

Theatre Royal, St James Street, King's Lynn, United Kingdom where she performed

Dorothy Bland (Mrs Jordan) 1762-1816 Actress lived here

30 Cadogan Place, London, United Kingdom where she lived

Ashberry Cottage. Here lived William, Duke of Clarence later King William IV and Mrs Dorothea Jordan actress

Ashberry Cottage, Honor Oak Road, Forest Hill, SE23, London, United Kingdom where she lived