Who was she?
Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley) (7 September 1754 – 28 June
1792) was the second daughter (and second of twelve children) of the
composer Thomas Linley and his wife Mary Johnson, and was herself the
wife of the playwright Richard Brinsley
. Of the seven Linley children destined for musical
is said that Elizabeth had the greatest talent and beauty. Trained by
her father at an early age, her first performance was at Covent Garden
Theatre aged twelve, alongside her brother in The Fairy Favour on 31st
January 1767. In May, Elizabeth sang and Thomas played the violin in a
concert at Bath.
Why was she in Bath?
Her father was a music teacher and harpsichord player. The family had
lived in Bath for many years, firstly at Abbey Green, then at
Pierrepont Place (below) and finally at 11,
The text reads
"Elizabeth Anne Linley afterwards Mrs R. B. Sheridan Lived Here
Location map of Linley House, Pierrepont Place:
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