Of the five fairs which are now held three are ancient, that now held on the 29th of April being granted to Marmaduke de Tweng and William de Rosin 1307, and those on the 8th and 9th of November to Christiana, widow of Ingelram de Gynes, in 1333 See Victoria County History, Westmorland; Cornelius Nicholson, The Annals of Kendal (1861).
The New Year and Whitsuntide Show fairs only arose during the 9th century.
"Erra-hythe (old haven), was anciently a borough, and was granted a market and fairs in 1313.
In 1446 granted the prior three new fairs yearly on the vigil, day and morrow of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the Deposition of St John, late prior of Bridlington, and the Translation of the same St John.
All fairs and markets were sold with the manor to the inhabitants of the town.