Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1806 -1888)
Probably the stamp of one of the Richard Brinsley Sheridans descended from the playwright, who may have owned the book. He died in 1817. The most probable owner of the stamp is his grandon, the son of his eldest son Thomas Sheridan and Caroline Henrietta daughter of Colonel James Callender, who afterwards became Sir James Campbell of Craigforth. Richard Brinsley Sheridan of Frampton Court in Dorset inherited the estate 12 September 1817. He married, 18 May 1833, Marcia Maria, only surviving child of Lieutenant General Sir Colquhoun Grant. Sheridan was High Sheriff in 1838; Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury 1845-1852 and for Dorchester 1852-1868. He died in May 1888 and was succeeded by his third son, Algernon Thomas Brinsley Sheridan. His eldest son, another Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was born 11 December 1838 ,and died 17 March 1868 in his father’s lifetime. The eldest son of Algernon Thomas Brinsley Sheridan was also christened Richard Brinsley Sheridan. He was born 22 May 1874 became a Lieutenant in the 17th Lancers and was killed at Moddersfontein 17 September 1901.