Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan

Birthplace: Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Sheridan and Frances Sheridan
Husband of Elizabeth Anne Sheridan and Esther Jane Sheridan
Father of Thomas Sheridan and Charles Brinsley Sheridan
Brother of Alicia Sheridan

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About Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish-born playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig Member of the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (1807–1812). Such was the esteem he was held in by his contemporaries when he died that he was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal and A Trip to Scarborough.

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"SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816), of no fixed address.", The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986


Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan1 M, #24211, b. 30 October 1751, d. 7 July 1816

Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan by William Gerald, 1790 2

Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan was born on 30 October 1751 at Dorset Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.3 He was the son of Thomas Sheridan and Frances Chamberlayne.3 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Anne Linley, daughter of Thomas Linley and Mary Johnson, in 1773.4 He married, secondly, Esther Jane Ogle, daughter of Very Rev. Newton Ogle and Susanna Thomas, on 27 April 1795 at Winchester Collegiate Church, Winchester, Hampshire, England.5 He died on 7 July 1816 at age 64.

He was a celebrated playwright. Children of Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Elizabeth * Anne Linley

  • Thomas Sheridan+1,4 b. 1775, d. 12 Sep 1817
  • Mary Sheridan4 b. Apr 1792, d. 23 Oct 1792
  • Child of Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Esther Jane Ogle
  • Charles Brinsley Sheridan5 b. 14 Jan 1796, d. 1843


  • [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 245. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  • [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  • [S68] H. Pirie-Gordon, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th edition, (London, England: Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1937), page 2045. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Landed Gentry, 15th ed.
  • [S68] H. Pirie-Gordon, Burke's Landed Gentry, 15th ed., page 2046.
  • [S1457] Paul W. Harding, "re: British Admirals-Age of Nelson," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 10 September 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Age of Nelson."
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Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan's Timeline

October 30, 1751
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
April 13, 1772
Age 20
London, United Kingdom
Age 23
July 7, 1816
Age 64
London, Middlesex, England UK