Researchers at Ancestry.com have discovered that Watson who plays witch Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise is a distant relative of Joan Playle, a woman accused and convicted of witchcraft in 1592.
Though not much is known about Playles conviction, genealogist Anastasia Tyler says records indicate that she was single, a target for being pegged as a witch back then.
Watsons ancestor wasnt executed, but was excommunicated from the Church of England for her alleged witch crimes.
Tyler says its the perfect twist that Watsons past is riddled with witchcraft, and the actress should be proud of her unique lineage.
Watsons family tree is the most magical of all the Harry Potter stars, who have more common muggle roots.
Daniel Radcliffe comes from a line of Irish bakers, plumbers, and grocers, while Rupert Grints ancestry includes gun smiths.
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