Royal Naval Biography/Laws, John Milligan
JOHN MILLIGAN LAWS, Esq.
[Captain of 1833.]
Nephew to Sir Robert Seppings, Knt., late Surveyor of the Navy.
This officer was made a lieutenant on the 11th Nov. 1818; appointed to the Spartan frigate, Captain W. F. Wise, Oct. 14th, 1819; to the Aurora frigate, Captain Henry Prescott, April 7th, 1821; to command his uncle’s experimental ship, the Sapphire 28, in 1826; and to act as captain of the Southampton 62, bearing the flag of Rear-Admiral Sir Edward W. C. R. Owen, on the East India station, April 17th, 1831. He obtained a commander’s commission July 1st, 1836; returned home in the Southampton, Oct. 12th, 1832; and was promoted to the rank of captain Jan. 7th, 1833.