Father: Dr. Phillip Chamberlaine, Prebendary of Rathmichael
Married: Thomas Sheridan in 1747, in Dublin, Ireland (by her brother Rev. Walter Chamberlaine)
If Worth appears, and gets its due,
(But oh! how rare that gain!)
The satyrs and the mimic crew
Shall grin behind the scene.
The poem found its target; Thomas Sheridan discovered the writer of the verses, and the two were married the next year. Frances was an accomplished playwright in her own right. Her play The Discovery opened at Drury Lane on 5 February 1763, to positive acclaim. She also wrote The Dupe and her unpublished play A Journey to Bath helped inspire the work of her more famous son, Richard. In addition she wrote prose romances such as Memoirs of Sidney Bidulph (1761) and The History of Nourjahad (1767). She is the subject of a biography, The Memoirs of Mrs. Frances Sheridan, by Alicia Lefanu.
Death: 1766, in Blois, France
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