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Ratcliffe [Sicklemore], Johnlocked

(d. 1610)
  • Warren M. Billings

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Ratcliffe [Sicklemore], John (d. 1610), mariner and colonist, is a mysterious figure. His family name appears to have been Sicklemore; why he chose to call himself Ratcliffe remains a riddle. His patent abilities as a mariner and his evident willingness to gamble at speculative ventures most likely account for why officials in the ...

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