According to the UK Parliament website
"By order of the House of Commons, all adult men were asked to swear an oath of allegiance to the Protestant religion in 1642. Their names were duly inscribed in a list in each parish, and the list sent back to Parliament. In a few areas such as Cornwall, people wrote their own names, but usually a local official wrote out all the names. The Protestation Returns survive for about a third of English counties"
I went to see if there would be one for all of Cheshire and it was not listed. The only part of Cheshire listed was Chester. This is a disappointment. Imagine how great it could be to find a list of our Palin ancestors from 1641 in a new database!
According to Wikipedia it states
All males above 18 were asked to sign the declaration by order of the House of Commons, all adult men were asked to swear the oath to the Protestant religion. In each parish, their names were inscribed in a list and sent back to parliament. Typically a local official wrote out all the names, although in some areas the signees wrote their own names.