Dorothea Jordan

woman and actor

Died aged c. 55

Dorothea Jordan, née Bland (21 November 1761 – 5 July 1816), was an Anglo-Irish actress, as well as a courtesan. She was the long-time mistress of Prince William, Duke of Clarence, later William IV, and the mother of ten illegitimate children by him, all of whom took the surname FitzClarence. She was known professionally as Dorothea Francis and Dorothea Jordan, was informally Dora Jordan, and was also commonly referred to as Mrs Jordan and Mrs FitzClarence.

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mistress of William IV

Commemorated on 3 plaques

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 they performed

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

30 Cadogan Place, London, United Kingdom where they lived

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

Ashberry Cottage, 62 Honor Oak Road, Forest Hill, London, United Kingdom where they lived