Tom Sheridan

Life
1775-1817 [Thomas Sheridan]; son of R. B. Sheridan with Elizabeth Linley; b. 17 March, Dorset St., Dublin; poems incl. one reprinted in The Warder (14 March 1824); m. Caroline Henrietta Callander [afterwards Sir James Campbell], 1805; f. of ‘three beauties’, Lady Dufferin (Helen Blackwood), Mrs Caroline Norton, and F. C. Sheridan; wrote unpublished play, The Prussian (London 1813); also believed to have written A Speaking Pantomime, attrib. to Charles Lamb; appt. colonial treasurer at Cape of Good Hope; d. 12 Sept. at Cape. ODNB PI

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Quotations
Pocket money: On his father’s threatening to cut him off with only a shilling, he is reputed to have inquired, ‘I don’t suppose there’s any possibility of having the shilling now, Papa?’.

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