Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
Westmoreland: BEING Part of the BRIGANTES and ancient KINGDOM of the Northumbers
called by late Latine Writers and which name was attributed unto it as lying amongst and high or and was anciently for the most part un-manured; And, such barren places which cannot easily (by the painful labour of the ) be brought to fruitfulness, the call and is nothingelse but a and barren yet not without many fruitful abounding with good and which bear good crops of and feed good flocks, and herds of
This County hath for its Eastern bounds the Bishoprick of and for its Southern, and for its Western and Northern, and
Its extent is but small, for from in the South, to the joyning with and (in the near the first rise of the two Rivers, and ) in the North, is about 35 and the broadest part from East to West, which is from the on to the on doth not exceed 24 and makes in circumference about 112 so that its from is somewhat longer then broad. And being so far engaged Northwards, the is something sharp and piercing in the season, and more sit to preserve then recover health.
This County (as I have already noted) is very there running a ridge of high or from by unto in & these do divide the of from the Bottom of through which or there are but 3 common and those none of the best, and over near Here is also another ridge of from by
|the on the back of and unto and in|
Amongst the Rivers that water this County, these are of most note: which severs this County from which runs from by and and which severs this Shire from
Here are several and as which is the greatest standing water in which separates this County from and others.
This County gives Title to the Right Honorable Earl of
And being a County far engaged to the it was (as the other ) strengthened with divers
The gaining the displeasure of King of the he entred this County with Sword and Destruction, sacking and and sending from thence great booties into this Kingdom. In this Expedition with and his met King who worthily received them; and the only Heir of the afterwards married the said from whom is lineally descended our Soveraign King uniting into one Royal Stem the of the and
The of this County, according to its is part ( the Barony of ) within the Diocess of and part ( the Bottom of ) in the Diocess of and these parts are subdivided into several And its according to the thereof, is into two great the one (being divided by a ridge of or already taken notice of) conteining the South part of this County, is called which is divided into the Wards of and which are subdivided into several and the other called the of conteineth all the rest of the County, and is also divided into two Wards, to wit, the and the in which are also divers And in these Wards are numbred 26 and for the accommodation of its hath eight whose names are as followeth, as they are seated in the several Wards; and first with those of
the in seated on the banks of the River and in the pleasant and rich Vale of It is a large and well-built beautified with a fair and a large over the said River; is well inhabited, and much resorted unto both to and being the greatest in the County, except and its which is on is well served with and traded unto for
scituate in a and near the great called an indifferent well-built and hath a small on of no long continuance.
 Its bounds.
 Extent. Air.
 Its Rivers.
 Lakes and Meers.
 Its division according to Ecclesiastick and Temporal Government.