Abstract of Returns of Live and Dead Stock

Scope and Content

Abstract of returns of live and dead stock received from the City of Chester, Wirral hundred, the eastern part of Bucklow hundred and those parts of Broxton and Eddisbury hundreds lying nearest the Rivers Mersey and Dee. For these areas totals are given for: numbers of live stock (oxen, cows, young cattle and colts, sheep and pigs); numbers of draft and riding horses; numbers of waggons and carts; numbers and capacities of corn mills and public ovens; average amounts of dead stock (oats, barley, beans and peas, hay and potatoes); quantities of flour, meal, malt and cheese.

The returns were compiled so that the stock could be evacuated in the event of an invasion and the owners compensated.