They lived together in Bushy House in Teddington, near Hampton Court from 1797 until 1811, when he took a new mistress. Their children, ten in total and all illegitimate, were known as the FitzClarences. The boys were ennobled, the eldest was made Earl of Munster. The girls married well namely two earls, a viscount, the younger son of a duke and a general in the British army. The Duke pensioned Dora off. She was swindled out of money by a son-in-law. In the end she moved to France and settled in Saint-Cloud where she died on July 3rd 1816. The former leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister in the UK, David Cameron, is a descendant of Dorothy Bland and William IV. He is fifth cousin twice removed of Queen Elizabeth II, courtesy of Dora.
One of William IV’s first acts as King was to send for the leading sculptor Francis Chantrey and commission a work. It took the sculptor several years to finish the marble bust. The subject is shown life size with two of her children. It is now in Buckingham Palace.
When Nathaniel died in 1760, his son Rev James Bland, inherited the estate. Derryquin Castle was probably built during his reign. Opinion is divided as to the exact date of the Castle. James is described in the pedigree as “of Derryquin Castle”.
His son Francis Christopher Bland, DL, JP, married Lucinda Herbert on 15 March 1798. Francis Christopher was on friendly terms with Daniel O’Connell “The Liberator”, from neighbouring Derrynane.