"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.