Ralph Seckerson

The earliest record found so far is for a Ralph Seckerston (or Seckerson) who appears to have been born in Liverpool around 1500.

Ralph is credited as one of those responsible for building the foundations for the growth of Liverpool since the middle of the 16th Century.

In 1565 Liverpool was described as a poor obscure village, with only seven streets in the town that were inhabited, containing 138 cottages and 690 inhabitants.

By 1600 the population had grown to 2,000.