Note: Information on the PAXTON family was given to me by: Donna Paxton <donna_paxton25@@hotmail.com> February 22, 2007 James Paxton b. 1640 Central England d. 1720 Ireland; was a Presbyterian "Round Head"; attached himself to the army of Cromwell � supporting Oliver Cromwell against the crown in the English Civil War; and was probably the Paxton who brought about the & officiated at the execution of King Charles I of the House of Stuart. The Cromwellian government was overthrown with the restoration of King Charles II to the English throne. After the Restoration, James and his family fled to Scottish Northern Ireland in Ulster Plantation settling at Ballymoney in County Antrim. Here he found aid and comfort from his Presbyterian allies. James spent his declining years in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland hiding from persecution. Upon his death his sons moved to America. Married: 1689 Ballymoney Antrim, Ireland
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