Ratcliffe [Sicklemore], John
- Warren M. Billings
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 ...