Author Archives: Katherine Seppings

About Katherine Seppings

Artist, Writer, Photographer

Seppings Coat of Arms

On 18 Feb 1825, the Kings of Arms, under Crown authority, granted and assigned a coat of arms and crest to Sir Robert Seppings, ‘to be borne and used for ever hereafter by him and his only brother Lt John … Continue reading

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The Age of Sail – Milligen, Seppings and Lockyer Military Men, England (Pt 1)

HMS Sophie, the British 18-gun brig sloop (on right) under Captain Nicholas Lockyer’s command (1809-14) Born into the Age of Sail, Edmund Henry Seppings (1807-1858), the first Seppings to arrive and settle in Australia, was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. From … Continue reading

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The Lockyer Homes – England

Map of Plymouth (1820) When our Milligen, Lockyer and Seppings ancestors lived in Plymouth, Devon, it was one of the largest seaports in England. ‘On the west bank was Plymouth Dock, renamed Devonport in 1824, the site of a major … Continue reading

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Where the Milligens Lived

Harleston Market Square, Norfolk Milligen – Norfolk The Milligen family came from Glasgow, Scotland, to set up business and settle in the market town of Harleston, Norfolk, England, in the early 1700s. James Milligen was a Linen Draper, as was … Continue reading

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Seppings Ancestral Homes – England

  Where did our Seppings ancestors live? The earliest record we have is of William Seppings, son of Thomas Seppings, born in Fakenham, Norfolk, 1638. William, an Oatmeal Maker, and his wife Dorothy, had five sons. The second son, Robert, … Continue reading

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Seppings Name

The name Seppings, originally from East Anglia, England, is thought to have derived from the nickname ‘Sevenpence’, someone not very tall.* One of the earliest listed is John Wolman Sevenpens (1403) in the Calendar of Norwich Freemen 1317-1603: Edward II … Continue reading

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