- Smith indicates that the Spring family were originally from Lavenham in Suffolk and settled in Kerry during the reign of Elizabeth I. In the late 18th century Stephen Rice was agent to the Clive estates in county Kerry. In the early 19th century he bought the former Trenchard estate in the barony of Shanid. In 1785 his son, Stephen Edward Rice of Mount Trenchard, county Limerick, married Catherine, only child and heir of Thomas Spring of Castlemaine, county Kerry. Their son, Thomas Spring Rice, was created 1st Lord Monteagle in 1839. He married a daughter of the 1st Earl of Limerick. The Monteagle estate was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kiltallagh, barony of Trughanacmy, county Kerry at the time of Griffith's Valuation (formerly the Spring estate). Lord Monteagle's Limerick estate was concentrated in the barony of Shanid where he held land in the parishes of Kilmoylan, Robertstown and Shanagolden and also in the parishes of Clonagh, Connelloe Lower and Caherconlish and Carrigparson, barony of Clanwilliam. In the 1830s Lewis writes that the town and surrounding lands of Shanagolden were principally the property of the Right Honourable Thomas Spring Rice, Chancellor of the Exchequer. In the 1840s his agent was Stephen Edward Collis of Listowel, county Kerry. Some of his main tenants at the time of Griffith's Valuation were Faithy Ebzery, Patrick Griffin, Arthur Vincent and Reverend Richard C. Langford. Stephen Edward Collis, Octavius Knox and Robert William Jameson were agents to the Spring Rices in the 19th century. Lord Monteagle's estate in county Limerick amounted to 6,445 acres and his county Kerry estate to over 2000 acres in the 1870s.
- The estate of Justice D. Rice of Bushmount, Causeway, amounted to over 1200 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. The Rice family held lands in the Dingle area in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and the Bushmount family were descended from them. Smith indicates that the Dingle family descend from Stephen Rice, granted lands in the Dingle area during the reign of Elizabeth I. He also notes that Edward Rice was granted an estate in Kerry under the Act of Settlement in 1667. In 1867, the rental of lands in the barony of Clanmaurice, belonging to Thomas Roche Rice, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The rental of lands held on lease from Stephen Edward Rice by John Murphy was offered for sale in May of the same year.