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Thomas Sheridan (1719?–1788) by John Lewis, 1753 National Gallery of Ireland


Sheridan, Thomas (1719?–1788), actor and orthoepist, was probably born in early 1719, though no records of birth or baptism have been found. His father, Dr Thomas Sheridan (1687–1738), was by then running a highly regarded school at his house in Capel Street, Dublin...