A branch of the Richards family of Rathaspick and Macmine Castle, Co Wexford.
- At the time of Griffith's Valuation John William Owen Richards had an estate in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Erris, county Mayo. This property was previously held on a lease for ever from Sir Arthur Shaen to the Everards. In 1876 Richards owned 2228 acres in county Mayo and 3219 acres at Tempo, county Fermanagh.
- The Everards settled in the parish of Kilmore, barony of Erris, county Mayo, in the early 18th century and held lands on renewable leases for ever from Sir Arthur Shaen. The Ordnance Survey Name Books help to identify the townlands belonging to the Everards, most of which were in the possession of John W.O.Richards by the time of Griffith's Valuation.