Chester Trained Bands

The Chester (Cheshire) Trained Bands of 1638 consisted of 599 men armed with 359 muskets and 240 corslets (body armour, signifying pikemen). They mustered no cavalry.

In 1651, two companies of Cheshire Trained Bands under Captain Jollie fought at the Battle of Wigan Lane as part of Lilburne's force.1)

1) Terribly Obscure Battles of the English Civil War 1. Wigan Lane, 25th August 1651 by Stuart Reid in English Civil War Notes and Queries Issue 1, pp 3-4, Eds. David Ryan & Hawk Norton, Jan 1984