Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay, on the east coast of Queensland, Australia, is formed inside the islands of Moreton and Stradbroke. The bay is 40 miles long by 17 broad; its southern half is dotted with islands and sandbanks. Brisbane (q.v.) is on one of the streams falling into it.


Moreton-Hampstead, a town of Devon, 12 miles WSW. of Exeter. Pop. of parish, 1543.


Moreton-in-the-Marsh, a market-town of Gloucestershire, 6 miles SE. of Chipping-Camp-den. Pop. of parish, 1346.


Morgan, Mount. See Mount Morgan.


Mor'garten, a mountain slope on the east margin of Lake Egeri, in the Swiss canton of Zug. Here 1400 men of the Forest Cantons routed 15,000 Austrians, November 15, 1315.


Moriah, Mount. See Jerusalem.


Morlaix (Morlay), a picturesque and flourishing port in the Breton dep. of Finistere, on the tidal Dossen, 6 1/2 miles from the sea and 38 ENE. of Brest. It has many quaint timbered houses, a huge railway viaduct 207 feet high, and manufactures of tobacco, paper, etc. Moreau was a native, and so probably was St Bernard, the author of 'Jerusalem the Golden.' Population about 15,000.


Morley, a municipal borough in the West Riding of Yorkshire, 5 miles SW. of Leeds, with woollen manufactures, coal-mines, and stone quarries. Mentioned in Domesday, it became a borough only in 1885, and had its boundary extended in 1891. Pop. (1851) 4821 ; (1901) 23,636.


Morningside, a south suburb of Edinburgh.


Moron (Moroan'), a Spanish town, on the Gua-daira, 32 miles by a branch-line SE. of Seville. Its ruined castle was once impregnable. Pop. 16,005.


Morpeth, a market-town of Northumberland, on the winding Wansbeck, 16 miles N. of Newcastle. The parish church dates from the 14th century; the free grammar-school (1552) was rebuilt in 1859, after a chancery suit lasting 150 years. The town-hall (restored in 1870) was erected in 1714 by Sir John Vanbrugh, and the county-hall in 1818 at a cost of 80,000. Morpeth has flannel-factories, breweries, tanneries, ironfoundries, etc, with neighbouring collieries and quarries. From 1553 till 1832 it returned two members, but now only one; the parliamentary borough was extended in 1868. Pop. (1851) 10,011; (1901) 50,043, of whom only 6158 were in the municipal borough.


Morristown, capital of Morris county, New Jersey, on the Whippany River, 30 miles by rail W. of New York. It has ironworks and various mills ; 3 miles to the north is a large state lunatic asylum. Pop. 11,270.


Morshansk, a town of Russia, 58 miles N. of Tamboff, almost wholly burned in 1874. Pop. 31,190.

Mortimers Cross

Mortimer's Cross, a Herefordshire village, on the Lugg, 5 1/2 miles NW. of Leominster. Here, in 1460, the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians.


Mortlake, a parish of Surrey, on the south bank of the Thames, 2 miles ENE. of Richmond and 8 W. by S. of London. From 1619 to 1703 it was famous for tapestry ; now malting and brewing are the industries. It is also a great boating-place, the Oxford and Cambridge race being rowed from Putney to Mortlake. It has associations with Archbishops Anselm and Cranmer, the astrologers Dr Dee and John Partridge, Cromwell, Swift and Stella, Sir Philip Francis, Sir Richard Owen, and Sir Richard Burton. Pop. (1851) 3110 ; (1901) 7774. See John E. Anderson's History of Mortlake (priv. printed, 1888).