has been said that the Cheshire gentry are remarkable for "their
numbers, not to be paralleled in England in their like extent of ground;
their antiquity; their loyalty; and their hospitality, no county keeping
The men of Cheshire were also described as "a breed of men
skilled in the warlike craft - especially archery; accustomed to war;
prone to lawlessness; feared and respected throughout the country; and who
have a conscious sense of community."
A description that
will seem particularly appropriate of the Bostock family.