This series consists mainly of the few surviving records of local judicial visitations conducted by the justice of Chester. They can be divided into three sections.
Firstly there is a broken series of plea rolls recording proceedings at such eyres before a number of justices of Chester between 1307 and 1455. The rolls consist mainly of records of civil and crown pleas. The civil pleas seem, from the contents of the rolls, mainly to have been plaints initiated by bills, not writs. They could be continued in the county court if not concluded in eyre, and if not concluded there could return to the eyre court again. Indictments for criminal offences were made locally by juries and then transferred to the county court at Chester for subsequent process. The rolls often include separate sections for records of warrants of attorney.
Secondly there is a series of distinct rolls for Macclesfield eyres, mostly for the period between 1337 and 1384, but including an important roll for the period from 1285 to 1290. Macclesfield eyres for the end of Edward I's reign and the beginning of Edward II's are also recorded in one of the general rolls. Some of the Macclesfield eyre rolls include gaol delivery sections, and one is as much a file as a roll, including jury panels, inquisitions etc, as well as the enrolled record of pleas.
Thirdly there are records relating to an eyre held in the palatinate by Arthur prince of Wales in 1499. These comprise the plea roll of the eyre, some drafts on paper of material for it, and an Elizabethan record of a quo warranto plea heard during it.