Two months ago, I found out some of my ancestors were hung for witchcraft.
This would be my 9th great grandparents. Some of my relatives was hung as witches in 1651: 41 years before the Salem Witch hunt began. Now here's what's interesting. One was John Carrington: one of only 2 men ever hung in the US as a witch. That was a punishment used for women.
The name John was continued till my cousin named his son Richard.