Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Westmoreland [Land of the West Moors].

 Wessex, or West Saxon Kingdom,Wet. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Westmoreland [Land of the West Moors].
Geoffrey of Monmouth says (iv. 17) that Mar or Ma’rius, son of Arvir’agus, one of the descendants of Brutus the Trojan wanderer, killed Rodric, a Pict, and set up a monument of his victory in a place which he called “Westmar-land,” and the chronicler adds that the “inscription of this stone remains to this day.” (Saxon, West-moring-land.)   1

 Wessex, or West Saxon Kingdom,Wet. 


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