These pre civil war records are of particular importance as there are no parish registers for Chideock before 1650. Probably most of the people who lived in the parish and manor of Chideock appear in these records as the records include surveys of all tenants and residents taken in 1629 and 1634. The system of tenancy used meant that families could hold property on the manor for many years. The 1602 survey gives a view into the Tudor period, with copyholds made in the reign of Henry VIII.
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