'sexton' can also refer to...

Ann Sexton (b. 1950)

Anne Sexton (1928—1974)

Charlie Sexton (b. 1968)

Edmond Sexton Pery (1719—1806) speaker of the Irish House of Commons

Jay Sexton

Martin Sexton (b. 1966)


Sexton Blake

Sir James Sexton (1856—1938) trade unionist

Thomas J Sexton (1848—1932) Irish nationalist


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A person who looks after a church and churchyard, typically acting as bell-ringer and gravedigger; in early use, often the sacristan in a religious house or cathedral, having charge of the vestments, sacred vessels, and relics. The word comes via Anglo-Norman French from medieval Latin sacristanus ‘sacristan’.

Subjects: Christianity.

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