Information about people is organized in these categories:
- Owners – those who owned a part of Ravensworth no matter how small
- Leaseholders and Tenants – people who contracted to lease, live on and work sections of the land for extended periods
- Transients – others who had significant roles in Ravensworth
- Notables – well known historical figures who had a connection with Ravensworth
- Enslaved people – unfree people held as property who lived and worked on Ravensworth
Individual biographical sketches are developed for those who had significant roles, where enough information about them has been found.