Woooops! I think it is best if I stop looking into this side of the family!
One Robert Wilson of Halifax, Yorkshire was gibbeted (the loss of one’s head, literally) in Halifax in 1598; his crime seems to have been counterfeiting. Now I will admit that this side of the family is a bit fuzzy and I have not confirmed that this is in fact one of my 12th great grandfathers. But, it seems more than coincidental that Robert Wilson from Halifax who died in 1598 is listed as the husband of Agnes Midgley, who had a daughter named Janet Elizabeth who married William Swyft. I guess that they weren’t all parsons