My American ADHD Ancestor in the 1600s
ADHD goes way back in my family. Like 1600s back.
Posted Sep 18, 2012
Here's a video about my ancestor, Edward Gove, who lived in the U.S. in the 1600s. He protested the government of King Charles II - and not in a quiet way. Historical records describe him as "impulsive", and "frank, even to bluntness". He was charged with "inciting a rebellion". He was then convicted of high treason, and was sentenced to death by hanging, then he was to be drawn and quartered. The The British then extradited him and imprisoned him in the Tower of London. Two years later, the King pardoned him after being petitioned for his release. He was then sent back to the U.S. The townspeople happened to really like Edward - impulsivity, fist fights, and all. Did he have ADHD? Quite possibly.
Then there's my ancestor who was hung during the Salem Witch Trials (really), but I'll save that for a later post.
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