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Name Description Original Text
Henry CornwallA man from Thorpe-le-Soken in the county of Essex, a husband and the father of Joan Cornwall, Henry Cornwall acts as witness against Margaret Moone and, along with his wife and daughter, was her victim. Corwall had allegedly done some work for Margaret Moone, afterwards, she decided to buy a hook off of him, an item paid for with a half a peck of apples. Cornwall brought the apples home, ate one, and was sick "with an extreme shaking and pain in all parts of his body" for twelve weeks. Although his wife threw the apples away, sensing that they might be a contaminate from a known witch, she too became ill, as does their daughter. Although Henry appears to make a full recovery, his wife, who suffered as he did, only partially recovers, and his daughter, "languishing for a moneth, and died."(26)The Information of Will. Dammon, Hen. Cornwall, Bevis Vincent, and Tho.Burles, taken upon oath before the said Justices, April 29. 1645. [...] And the said Informant saith, that the said M: Moons did freely and voluntarily confesse unto him, without any question being asked, that she was the cause of the death of Johan Cornw all this Informants daughter. And this Informant saith, that the said Margaret Moone before his child fell sick, sent for this Informant to do some work for her, and then she desired to buy an Hooke which he carried with him in his hand; And they agreed she should have the said Hooke for half a peck of Apples: And as this Informant went home he did eat one of the said Apples, and was presently taken sick with an extreme shaking and pain in all parts of his body; And his Informants wife knowing the said Margaret Moone to be a woman of a very bad fame and suspected for a Witch, and had formerly been questioned at an Assize for the same, she flung away the Aples. And this Informant saith, that he continued in great extremity for the space of twelve weeks, and most part of that; time deprived of his senses. And at the same time his wife was taken in the same manner, and is not yet perfectly recovered. And lastly this Informant saith, that the next day after he had been at the said Margarets house as aforesaid, that his child (which the said Margaret confessed she was the death of) was taken sick with strange fits, and shrickings out, and so continued languishing for a moneth, and died. ()