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"ROATH, in the Cwmwd of Cibwyr, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Kibbor), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Vicarage, not in charge, of the certified value of 7.: Patron, The Marquis of Bute: Church dedicated to St. Margaret. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 236. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 264..12..2 1/2, at 8s. in the pound. It is adjacent to Caerdiff on the North East. This Parish contains about 1500 acres of Land, well cultivated.-The present worthy Vicar very obligingly adds, " The Rectorial Tythes belong to the Chapter of Gloucester. The Marquis of Bute lately rebuilt the Chancel, and put up a very elegantly ornamented Window at the East end of it. To the North of the Chancel, and adjoining to it, His Lordship has erected a new Burying-place for his Family; The late Marchioness, the late Lord Mount-Stuart, and others, are there deposited." -According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Augmentation, was 49."
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
History
Maps
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Church History

Welcome to S Peters (Catholic)

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parishes of Roath, St Mary, St John and Llandaff

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The church is dedicated to St. Margaret, is in the Benefice of Roath, and the diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST199777.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1724-1879, Marriages, 1724-1837, Burials, 1724-1876.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1731-1923 1732-1812, 1814-1926 1740-1876 1872-1926 1717, 1724, 1726-1727, 1731-1752, 1754-1807, 1809-1815, 1817-1837

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Longcross Street, Zion, Baptist 1913-1967 - - ST 19487691

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Roath as shown on the online parish map from the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Gareth Hicks)

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis

Roath Park, Mark's Photos site

Roath - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Cardiff, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-
1822-1823 (Pigot's Directory) (16k) 1858-1859 (Slater's Directory) (105k)
1880 (Slater's Directory) (302k)

History

The Manor of Roath Dogfield - from Cardiff Records, Volume II, Chapter I  NOTES ON THE MANORS OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT . (British History Online) 
Also Splott and Roath Keynsham and Roath Tewkesbury

The Story of Roath

How a water mill works

Monument to Scott of the Antartic in Roath Park Lake

Roath War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Population

The Population of Roath was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 298 1851 - 394 1861 - 3,044 1871 - 7,991 1881 - 23,096 1891 - 39,657

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Schools

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Roath


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