At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Right Honourable Baron Richards held an estate of at least 17 townlands in the parish of Inagh, barony of Inchiquin, county Clare. John Richards, a Baron of the Court of Exchequer, was a younger son of a junior branch of the Richards family of Macmine, county Wexford. In 1815 he married Catherine daughter of Henry Gonne Moloney of Granahan, county Clare and they had seven children. He married secondly in 1832 Christiana daughter of Christopher James O'Brien of Ennistimon. The Baron died in 1872.
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Richards, 1 July 1862, Vol 27, 65-72, (with note re purchaser); James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Richards, 1 July 1862, Vol 66 (7), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Ennistimon Union, 71