In the Poll Tax records for 1379 there is someone called

                  Thomas Leper living at Stanibryggate in Rypon

leper John 1

15th August 2014 was the 900th anniversary of the election of Thurstan as Archbishop of York in 1114, he being generally credited as the founder of the medieval hospital

Interesting facts about St Mary Magdalen Ripon

Crystal Phail

14th century documents reveal the hospital was the owner of a fine crystal phial containing relics of the Blessed Mary Magdalen