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Article Title : Lewis's Topographical Dictionary - Waterford County
Page Title : Rosduff
Page Number : 71
Publication Date : 15 March 2011
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Rosduff, a parish in the barony of Gaultier, union and county of Waterford, and province of Munster; containing 111 inhabitants. This small parish is situated upon the harbour of Waterford, and comprises only 197 statute acres. It was a rectory, in the diocese of Waterford, forming part of the union of Killare, now suppressed: the tithe rent-charge is £7.10. 

Rossmere, Rossmire or Rossmore   
Rossmere, Rossmire, or Rossmore, a parish partly in the barony of Decies-without-Drum, but chiefly in that of Upperthird, union and county of Waterford, and province of Munster; containing, with the post-town of Kilmacthomas (which is separately described), 2866 inhabitants. It forms a narrow slip of land, separating the portions of the original Upperthird barony; and comprises 8161 statute acres.

Within its limits, at Newtown, on the confinesof the three baronies of Upperthird, Middlethird, and Decies-without-Drum, it was designed  to build a new town, of which the streets were marked out and paved, but only a few houses were built, and these have since mostly gone to ruin.

It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Lismore, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire, in whom the rectory is impropriate: the tithe rent-charge is £375, of which £225 are payable top the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. The church is a modern structure, towards the erection of which the late Board of First Fruits granted a loan of £750; and there is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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