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Sir William CornwallisA man from London, who serves as a justice at the trial of Elizabeth Jackson, a woman accused of bewitching the fourteen year old Mary Glover. Sir William Cornwallis is an "eminent man," and as a justice, helps to review evidence against Elizabeth Jackson, and evaluates the stiffness of Mary Glover's body during a fit brought on in court by being in the same room as Elizabeth Jackson. (Fol. 31v - Fol. 32r)After dinner the Lord Anderson Mr. Recorder of London, Sir William Cornwallis, Sir Jerome Bowes, and divers other Justices went up into the Chamber, to see the mayde; before whome went the Towneclearke, with som officers; with thundring voyces crying; bring the fyre, and hot Irons, for this Counterfett; Come wee will marke her, on the Cheeke, for a Counterfett: but the senseles mayde apprehended none of these things. After the Justices had considered the figure, and stiffenes of her body, Mr. Recorder againe [Fol. 32r] with a fyred paper burnt her hand, untill it blistered. Then was Elizabeth Jackson sent for, At the instant of whose coming into the Chamber, that sound in the maides nostrills, which before that time, was not so well to be distinguished, seemed both to them in that Chamber, and also in the next adjoyning, as plainely to be discerned, Hang her, as any voyce, that is not uttered by the tongue it selfe can be. The voyce likewise beinge lifted up into a farr lowder accent, then accustomed. ()