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 discovery by Nicholson and Carlisle of the decomposition of water, and the subsequent researches of Sir H.
Nicholson in 1889, and had a considerable influence on later writers, especially in the arrangement of the smaller groups.
His second wife, whom he married in November 1793, was Miss Hannah Nicholson, of New York, the daughter of Com.
James Nicholson (1737-1804), an American naval officer, commander-in-chief of the navy from 1 777 until August 1781, when with his ship the "Virginia," he was taken by the British "Iris" and "General Monk."