Civil records for Kanturk record the birth of a James Sheridan on May 16th 1897 in Kanturk Workhouse. His father is recorded as John Sheridan, Tinsman and his Mother as Ellen Sheridan, formerly O'Connor. Address: Castlemagner. A Timothy Sheridan born in Kanturk Workhouse on April 22nd 1901. His father is recorded as "John Sheridan" - Mother: Ellen Sheridan, formerly Connors. John is a Tinsmith by occupation and his address is shown as Rathkeale, which is in County Limerick.
There is a record of the marriage of a John Sheridan to a Margaret Kenealy on October 25th 1896 in the Roman Catholic church in Newtown Shandrum. John is recorded as Full Age and a Bachelor and a Tinsmith by occupation. His father is recorded as Edmund Sheridan, a Tinsmith. Margaret is recorded as Full age and a widow. Her father is recorded as Jeremiah Sheehan, Labourer. Witnesses: John Riordan and Anne Sheehan.
There is nothing to indicate that the two "John Sheridan's" are one and the same person.
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