Westmoreland

[Land of the West Moors ]. Geoffrey of Monmouth says (iv. 17) that Mar or Marius, son of Arviragus, 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.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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