Listen now (29 mins) | On an indictment for the murder of Gulielma Sands, on Monday the thirty-first day of April, 1800.
One of your last points from the trial transcript was about "sensible" meaning "sensitive," rather than being possessed of good sense. You might be interested to know that that meaning has persisted in medical usage. E.g., the most recent medical dictionary I have, Dorland's 33rd edition (2020): "sensible: 1. capable of sensation. 2. perceptible to the senses." And "sensibility: susceptibility of feeling; ability to feel or perceive."
I just did a search for those words in a database of medical journal articles to find examples. This is the most recent that popped up. It's the first sentence in the abstract of a 2023 article about using stem cells for nerve regeneration: "Each year, thousands of people suffer from traumatic peripheral nerve lesions, which impair mobility and sensibility and frequently have fatal outcomes." One could multiply examples, but you get the point--it's still used that way in modern medicine.