The ancestor of this family was the Right Honorable Richard Brinley Sheridan, M.P. orator and author who was born at Dublin, Ireland, September 1751 -youngest son of Thomas by his wife Frances Chamberlaine (the accomplished author of Sidney Biddolph) who was born at Quilco, Co. Cavan 1721. Thomas was the son of Reverend Thomas Sheridan, D.D. ( a friend of Dean Swift) born 1684 in county Cavan. This Thomas was the son of Thomas who obtained a fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, which he had obliged to resign on becoming a Catholic, and in 1680 was imprisoned for supposed complicity in a "Popish plot" but was subsequently knighted by James II, who made him his secretary. This last mentioned Thomas was a brother of the Ft Rev. William Sheridan, Bishop of Kilmore, who was born at Togher, co. Cavan, about 1655, and both were sons of Reverend Dionlysius Sheridan, once a Catholic Clergyman, who was converted to Protestantism by the Bishop of Bedell.
ARMS: OR, A LION RAMPANT, BETWEEN 3 TREFOILS VERT. CREST: OUT OF A DUCAT CORONET OR, A STAGS HEAD PROPER.
(Gold shield, a lion rampant, between 3 trefoils green)
Out of a ducal coronet, gold, a stag's head in natural colors)
In January, 1775 Richard's Comedy, the Rivals - was bought out at Covent Garden and his School for Scandal Later.
Thomas Sheridan (1818-1891) was of Chapel Izod, by Dublin, Ireland, married at Blanchartown February 13, 1843 to Susan Lambert - born 1823 - Died November 17,1905.
Susan always said she was 12 years old when Victoria was crowned.
Mary - born October 6, 1888, at Allendale, married October 29, 1913 - Roy H., son of Holden C. and Eleanor (Chapin Woodruff) Lowing - Living 1952.
John born April 12, 1862, at Blyhe, Ontario - married December 12, 1887, Nellie Daughter of Franklin and Mary Jeanette (Lowing) Bosworth, born December 18 ,1861 - died at Allendale, Michigan
posted by Trevor Lowing