James Sheridan1

M, b. circa 1862, d. 1949
ChartsDescendants of John Diffley (Compact)
Descendants of John Diffley (Box style)
     James Sheridan was born circa 1862 at Columbkille, Co Longford, Ireland.1,2

James Sheridan married Marcella Diffley, daughter of Thomas Diffley and Mary McGarry, on 11 November 1897 at Knockadrinan, Mohill, Co Leitrim, Ireland. Marcella's residence is given simply as Bornacoola on the Civil Record while the church record transcription gives Clooncageeher townland. But there is no such place, and it could be that somebody got mixed up between Clooncarne and Cloonageeher. In any event there is no other Marcella Diffley baptism, birth or marriage noted, so on balance I think it likely this is the correct woman.
The witnesses were James Loughan (?) and Ellie McGarry.1,3
He was listed as head of household in the 1911 census at Corrinagh, Columbkille, Co Longford, Ireland. Also listed was his wife Marcella Diffley. .
The Census notes that James had had no children by 1911.4
James Sheridan died in 1949 at Ireland.2
James Sheridan was replaced as the Land Holder after 1949 at Corrinagh, Columbkille, Co Longford, Ireland, by John Reynolds.2


Marcella Diffley b. 7 Jun 1869, d. 5 Mar 1944


  1. [S81] Marriages (Church and Civil records) Transcript, to c. 1920, (Irish Family History Foundation (www.rootsireland.ie)).
  2. [S478] Donald Schlegel.
  3. [S16] GRO Marriage Register.
  4. [S24] 1911 Census of Ireland, Household of James Sheridan, Corrinagh, Ballinamuck East, Co Longford.