Abstract of Returns of Men of Serviceable Age

Scope and Content

Abstract of returns of men between 15 and 60 in Cheshire, and of the services they are willing to perform in case of invasion. Totals are given for: number of persons serving in the volunteer corps or armed associations; number of aliens; number of quakers; number of persons unable to remove themselves or incapable of service because of old age or infirmity; number of persons willing to serve, in what capacity, and what weapons they can bring; number of persons willing to act as pioneers, labourers or boatmen, and what implements they can bring; number of persons willing to furnish and drive carriages, take care of cattle or act as guides; numbers of waggons, carts and horses available.

There is also an abstract of the number of special returns made by townships.