Husband: James Saxton, (Sexton) (1)
Born: 1604 in Limerick, Ireland
Died: 14 Dec 1669 in Limerick, Ireland
James Saxton, (Sexton):
Listed in LDS Ancestral File, AFN: B6D6-T4. 10 children
From "Early Saxton Roots in America", by Velma Odeal Gehrke. Private printing:
Denis Saxton and Edmond Saxton both served 8 years as Lord Mayors of Limerick, the latter arraigned as "of Irish blood and corrupt affection to traitors," (ie., the Irish who resisted English aggression), but still a friend and favorite of Henry VIII who knighted him in the year 1638 and granted him the title and rights of Prior of the Cathedral.
It was at this time of persecution by the English soon after the middle of the 17th century that George Sexton, the oldest son of James Sexton of Limerick, Ireland (a descendant of Denis) and his wife Katherine and their family fled to North America, making them among the first Sextons to arrive in this country.
Born in 1604 and head of a family of Limerick known to be Protestants.
From Pynchon Ancestors atwww.enter.net/~torve/trogholm/general/pynchon.htm:
James Sexton, b.c. 1604, Limerick, Ireland, d. 14 Dec 1669, Limerick, Ireland (An ancient family -- name was originally O'Seasnain. 8 Sextons were mayors of Limerick.)
Revised: November 26, 2016