This section lists of individual Seamans and their family lines. The pages are generated automatically from the genealogy programme Gramps. Each set of pages is made up of the descendants of one couple.

John Seaman of Sea is known only from the Grant of Arms to Aldred Seaman of Milverton in the late seventeenth century, but was the ancestor of the rich Seaman families which dominated the Milverton area for 100 years, only to end in acrimony and bankruptcy without known descendants.

John Seaman and Mary Tonby from Oake (and later Milverton) were the ancestors of the modern Seamans of Kentucky.

Thomas Seaman and Ann Daveridge from Milverton are the ancestors of most of the modern descendants of the Seamans of Somerset. We don't know yet for sure who Thomas's father was, so this line starts with his marriage at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

James Seaman was one of Thomas and Anne's sons. James and Martha's own four sons emigrated to Canada to colonize the wilderness, and founded a new branch of the Somerset Seamans there.

The Hippisley Seamans were not originally from the West Country. Samuel Seaman was a Quaker from Norfolk who married Sarah Hippisley from Bristol. The family became farmers settled in the eastern parts of Somerset, sometimes in the same villages as the Milverton Seamans, but never seem to have become involved with them. Details in these pages are sketchy; I do not have access to the Quaker archives.

There are reference to Seamans in Halberton in Devon from the sixteenth century. The first couple in the parish registers are Hugh and Agnes Seaman alias Cook in the next century. Seamans from Halberton later took root in nearby Cullompton. Some were farmworkers, some yeomen, some blacksmiths, and many were Presbyterians. In the 19th century one branch migrated first to Wales and then to Manchester. It is not yet sure what their connection was with the Milverton Seamans.

One eighteenth century family in Exeter, starting with a Henry Seaman, moved first to Taunton and later to Bristol. Members of this family were living in Taunton at the same time as some of the Milverton Seamans, though not connected with them. This tree is very incomplete.