CORNWALLIS, Sir William (c.1549-1611), of Brome Hall, Suff. and London.
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Family and Education
b. c.1549, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Cornwallis† of Brome Hall by Anne, da. of John Jerningham of Somerleyton; bro. of Sir Charles. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. 1560, Trinity Hall by 1564. m. (1) Lucy (d. 30 Apr. 1608), da. and coh. of John Neville, 4th Lord Latimer, 2s. 4da.; (2) 1608, Jane (d.1659), da. of Hercules Mewtas of West Ham, Essex, 1s. Frederick. Kntd. by 1594; suc. fa. 1604.
J.p. Mdx. from 1601.
The Cornwallis family had held the manor of Brome since the middle of the fifteenth century. Cornwallis’s father, Queen Mary’s comptroller of the household, was a Catholic, and retired to his estates on the accession of Queen Elizabeth.