Testimonials for Richard Malone
Following Richard Malone’s desire to return to a new parish in London, Bishop Tait received a number of testimonials from numerous gentlemen. These testimonials revealed so much about the character of Richard Malone.
to assure your Lordship of the great merits and power and Christian worth which the Rev R Malone would take to a position so well-suited to his talents and piety. 
The first churchwarden of St Matthew’s
Joseph Wood, Godstone, Surrey
the exemplary manner in which he discharged his parochial duties” and how he obtained the “reputation of being a most valuable friend to the Poor” as well as having “ pulpit eloquence” which rendered him “a most desirable Minister for an educated congregation. 
James Chalk, Whitehall Place
Of his administrative talents, St Matthew’s is a standing proof. The roughest district perhaps in London, including the notorious Pye Street, became under his hand, a well-ordered parish with a great variety of agencies for good all worked with a large measure of success. 
J H Hamilton, Chester Square
cognisant of the zeal, activity and remarkable success with which he conducted the ministerial duties in an unusually difficult parish fitted him for the parish for Paddington. 
General Sabine, Ashley Place
In spite of his friends’ testimonials, Richard Malone was still living in Penzance in 1871. By 1881, he was the incumbent of Potton in Bedfordshire. He had moved back to Penzance by 1891 to a different parish and died there on 7 June 1908.