A Selected Chronology
1724 Born Frances Chamberlaine, youngist of 5 children: 3 brothers (Walter, Richard, William) and 1 sister (Anne)
1739 Eugenia and Adelaide written at about age 15
1746 Theatre riot instigated by Thomas Sheridan (Kelly's Riot)
"The Owls" poem published in Dublin newspaper in defence of Thomas Sheridan in respect of the Affair in the Theatre.
1747 Married Thomas Sheridan (?1719-1788)
son: Thomas Sheridan born
1750 Thomas Sheridan dies (3 yrs old)
son: Charles Francis Sheridan born
1751 son: Richard Brinsley Sheridan born
1753 daughter Alicia Sheridan born
1754 March 2:theatre riot - destruction of playhouse
Son: birth of Sackville Sheridan. Dies three months old.
Nov: move to London
1756 Oct: move back to Ireland
1758 Move to London for business reasons
daughter Elizabeth Sheridan born. The only child born in outside of Ireland.
1761 Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph published anonymously, (London & Dublin)
1763 The Discovery (play) staged Drury Lane 3 Feb 1763
The Dupe (play staged in Dec 1763 but removed after 3 nights
1764 Oct: move to France due to financial difficulties. Settled in Blois.
The Dupe (published)
"Ode to Patience" poem
Conclusion of the Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph written
1765 A Trip to Bath (play) rejected and published in 1890
1766 Francis Sheridan dies 26 August. (42 years) in Blois, France after a 2 week illness.
1767 The History of Nourjahad published
1767 Conclusion of the Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph published
1791 Eugenia and Adelaide published
1824 granddaughter Alicia LeFanu published biography of Francis Sheridan
1877 Nourijahad dramatized by Sophis Lee
Thomas Sheridan (1747-1750)
Charles Francis Sheridan (1750-1806)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)
Alicia Sheridan Lefanu (1753-1817)
Sackville Sheridan (1754)
Elizabeth Sheridan Lefanu (1758-1837)