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Find people in Ripon

Are you searching for someone in Ripon? Enter their name into the search box at the top of this page to get started.

A picturesque market town in North Yorkshire, Ripon is known for its beautiful 7th century cathedral and its consequent status as the fourth smallest city in England.

However, with a population of 16,702, you’re going to struggle if you rely on old fashioned methods to find someone. Luckily, White Pages’ people finding tools can help you to find someone at the click of a button.

The rest of this guide will further assist you with your search, by providing you with more information on Ripon’s census records and archives.


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Ripon Electoral Register Archives

There are two versions of the electoral register. White Pages gives you access to over a decade’s worth of information from the edited version of the register. However, as people can opt out of this version, the full register can be a useful tool to help you find someone.

You can view the full register, under supervision, at specified official venues, or at the British Library.

You can view the full electoral register for Ripon at the area’s borough council building:

Harrogate Borough Council
Council Offices
Crescent Gardens
North Yorkshire

Changes to Borough Boundaries

The Borough of Harrogate was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act, and was a merger of a number of areas including the Masham and Wath Rural Districts and part of Thirsk Rural District from the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Therefore, if you’re looking for records dating from before 1974, they may not be held at the above address.

Wards of Ripon

The city of Ripon has three wards. They are as follows:

  • Spa
  • Moorside
  • Minster

Entering one of these wards, along with the person’s name, may help to narrow down your search results.

For More on Ripon’s Local History

Ripon Public Library offers a variety of resources, including historical newspapers, genealogical resources and cemetery records.