The Sexon or Sexton Family

Sexon or Sexton family crest

(Crest No. 161. Plate 34.)

THE Sexon family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and Sabia, his consort, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Seasnain and signifies “A Defense.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Cork, Kerry, and Clare.