Richard Fenton was educated at the cathedral school of St. David's. He worked in the custom house in London before attending the Middle Temple. Fenton became acquainted with David Garrick and members of Samuel Johnson's circle, including Oliver Goldsmith. He practiced law in Wales, translated from the Greek, and collected antiquarian materials.
Poems. 2 vols, 1790.
An historical tour through Pembrokeshire. 1811.