The Richardson family were the landlords of Richhill from the seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. The last of the line, Mrs. Louisa Bacon, died in 1881. It is thought that the family papers then passed to a kinsman, Mr French, of Ballybay. When the house belonging to his family was burned down in 1925 the Richardson papers are thought to have been destroyed. The only autograph papers for members of the Richardson family are contained in the records of other families, for example the Achesons of Gosford. However, there is no positive proof that the family papers have been destroyed, so if anyone knows where they may be found, please contact the editor.