Thanks to all of those in our family for helping and contributing to the collecting and preserving of our Seppings family history.  Many thanks to the following for their generosity in sharing family history, photographs, records, notes, stories, and most of all – time. Thank you for permission to use these within this site. Sources not listed here will appear credited on individual blog posts relevant to the subject.


Edgar Shelley Seppings (deceased)
Francis Raymond Seppings (deceased)
Rita Winifred Seppings (deceased)
Laureate Seppings (deceased)
Janine Tanzer (daughter of Laureate Seppings)
James (Jim) Arthur Seppings (deceased)
Robert John Anthony Sepping (great grandson of Francis Obediah Sepping)
Violet Seppings (nee Lee; wife of William Austin Kitchener Seppings; deceased)
Robert and Murial Spence (daughter of William Austin Kitchener Seppings)
Sheron Montero (daughter of Edmund John Seppings)
Kathleen Ryan (daughter of James Arthur Seppings)
Thomas Higgs (son of James Arthur Seppings/Higgs)
Esther King (nee Saxon; deceased)
Wendy Meredith (great granddaughter of Annie Rapley and Henry Poile)
Peter Pritchard (son of Mary Pritchard, nee Purtell)
Louise Purtell (descendant of Thomas Francis Purtell)
Pam Harris (granddaughter of Ellen Kelly – sister of Catherine Kelly)
Joan Webster (1st wife of Edgar Seppings)
Janet Allan
(2nd wife of Edgar Seppings)


Faith Packard (great-great-granddaughter of Sir Robert Seppings, great-granddaughter of Martha Milligen Seppings and Major James Hull Harrison; deceased)
Marion Yeldham (descendant of William Lawless Seppings; granddaughter of Charlotte Augusta Seppings)
Sheila and Tony Seppings (5 x great grandson of Thomas Seppings and Elizabeth Ballestone of Fakenham; descendant of son Thomas Seppings and Mary Leeder)
Shirley Howell (descendant from the marriage in 1716, Fakenham, of Thomas Frankland and Mary Seppins who was baptised there around 1694, daughter of William and Margaret; deceased)

Masthead Images

Sir Robert Seppings courtesy National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Lt John Milligen Seppings source unknown
‘Flock of Sheep. 1926’ courtesy Murial Spence. The property, ‘Tarrawingee’, Mumble, NSW, was managed by Winfred Seppings and later submerged in the construction of the Burrendong Dam.
Catherine Seppings (nee Kelly) courtesy Janine Tanzer
Francis Edmund Seppings Light Horse Brigade courtesy Janine Tanzer


Our Family History – Brooks, Harrison, Nutter, Seppings by Faith Packard, St Richard’s Press (1989)
Austin Seppings – a life interrupted by Robert Spence (2015)
The Dripstone Story by George Althofer (1985)
The Saxon Line Recollections of Les Saxon and Ruth Amelia Collins (nee Seppings)

Official Records

Somerset House, London
St Catherines House, London
Mormons International Genealogical Index, London
Public Records Office, Kew, London
St Alphage’s (Church of England) Parish Register, Greenwich, Kent
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Kent
Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
Fakenham Parish Register, Norfolk
Plymouth Parish Register, Devon
St Andrews Parish Register, Devon

British Library India Office Records
The Devon Wills Project –
British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project

National Library of Australia –
National Archives of Australia –

Local History Societies
Chudleigh History Group –
Steve Coombes and David Offiler Chudleigh, Devon
Wembury Local History Society –
Sue Carlyon, Wembury, Devon
Robert & Sheila Rowland Traine Farm, Wembury, Devon
Chris Lang, Devon

General Genealogy Research Resources

Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]
Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 Frater family tree (Rapley) – Christine Frater
Wiradjuri Heritage Study by Wagga Wagga City Council – issuu
Pioneers of Wagga Wagga and District by Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society Inc, Publ: Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society Inc, Date: 2004, Locn:
New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 – 1900)

Historical Records of Australia (printed 1917) Index
Dept of Education & Early Childhood Development – Service Records
Seppings, Robert“. Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900​. London: Smith, Elder & Co
Philosophical Magazine: Volume 48 (1819) Royal Society

Census Records and Resources

English Census
Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 – CENSUS & VOTER LISTS

Cemeteries, Graves, Tombstones, and Burials

Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007
Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948 – Melbourne Professional & Trades
New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899

Newspapers & Journals

The Sydney Herald (NSW)
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW)
The Sydney Monitor and Commercial Advertiser (NSW)
Evening News (Sydney, NSW)
Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW)
Wagga Wagga Express (NSW)
Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW)
Wellington Times (NSW)
Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW)
The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers’ Adviser (NSW)
The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW )
Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW)
The Goulburn Herald and County of Argyle Advertiser (NSW)
The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW)
Young Witness (NSW)
Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW)
Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW)

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.)
Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.)
Williamstown Chronicle (Vic.)

The Mercury (Hobart)
The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 – 1880)
Colonial Times (Hobart, Tas)

The London Gazette 1824
Western Times Devon, England

War and Military Genealogy Research Resources

UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949
Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900
Index to HIEC Army Cadet papers
The AIF Project, UNSW@ADFA – Naval Database

A List of Flag Officers and Other Commissioned Officers of His Majesty’s Fleet; with the Dates of their Respective Commisions.
The United Service Journal Monthly Naval Register
Journal of the Burma Research Society
British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714-1792: Design, Construction, Careers … by Rif Winfield
Baillie-Ki-Paltan: Being a History of the 2nd Battalion, Madras Pioneers …
by Lieutenant-Colonel H. F. Murland
Alphabetical List of the Officers of the Indian Army: With the Dates of … by Edward Dodwell
Alexander’s East India and Colonial Magazine, Volume 10
Supplement to the London Gazette
The India Office and Burma Office List
The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster by Michael D. Leigh
Journals of the House of Lords, Volume 10 1509-1649 by Great Britain House of Lords
Journals of the House of Commons, Volume 4 by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk …, Volume 1 by Francis Blomefield

Chronological, Date & Place Tools