The Journal of the Society, the “Ripon Historian”, is published quarterly.

It contains articles on research in the Ripon district, its records and personalities, as well as family history with items on specific Member’s interests, queries and matters of general interest.

The Editor

The Editor, Mr C. Norris, welcomes material for publication. His e-mail address is

Sample editions are available from the Society’s Publication Officer, Mr Derek Edmondson.

Volume 15. No. 1 January 2012

This edition includes:

  • The Aslin and Snow families of Ripon
  • Local recipes before Mrs Beeton
  • Bishopton Mill
  • Mallard Grange
  • Women’s Pilgrimage: Newcastle to London via Northallerton (in 1913)
  • Christmases Long Past
  • Stories behind the Stones : Previously unrecorded gravestones in Topcliffe Churchyard

Volume 15. No. 1 April 2012

This edition includes:

  • The Braithwaites-Wesleyan Local Preachers
  • The North Riding and the ’45 Rebellion
  • Skellfield School, Baldersby Park
  • The Poor Law Riots of 1837 in Bradford
  • Emigration to the USA : The Walker and Wray families of Yorkshire
  • Mail by Raft in the 1892 Flood in Nidderdale
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Moore’s and Christopher Sproates’s: North Yorkshire to Australia, 1858