Not only is Chichester a british town, but some of my family (DoTTridge) lived near it until a few years ago. The Doddridge clan originated slightly further west of Chichester and seem to have their origins before the Romans (whereas Chichester was Roman built town, in Britain's modern country of Dorset (there is a common root between the country's capital, Dorchester, and the name Doddridge. The historical record for the name Doddridge starts in the 13th centruy and the name is spelled both Dodderidge and Doddridge. There was a famous supreme court judge called John Dodderidge at the beginning of the 1600s, and a few years later his son Pentecost was an MP (member of parliament)at the time of Britain's civil war - he supported the anti-Royalist cause which turned Britain into a short-lived Republic.
Best wishes Mike Dottridge
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