Double Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in burgage holders

Number of voters:

about 150


17 Apr. 1754William Aislabie
 Sir Charles Vernon
28 Mar. 1761William Aislabie
 William Lawrence
19 Mar. 1768William Aislabie
 Charles Allanson
8 Oct. 1774William Aislabie
 Charles Allanson
30 Oct. 1775William Lawrence vice Allanson, deceased
11 Sept. 1780William Aislabie
 Frederick Robinson
5 June 1781William Lawrence vice Aislabie, deceased
3 Apr. 1784William Lawrence
 Frederick Robinson
21 Dec. 1787Sir John Goodricke vice Robinson, granted a pension
1 Sept. 1789Sir George Allanson Winn vice Goodricke, deceased

Main Article

In 1754 Ripon was a complete pocket borough of the Aislabie family, who owned a majority of the burgages. On the death of William Aislabie in 1781 the borough was controlled by his son-in-law, William Lawrence.

Author: John Brooke