It was written down in a manuscript book compiled by Harrison and Wall, two musicians from the village of Ashover in Derbyshire.
The dance was also known in America and is mentioned on the Colonial Music web site.
The video of the dance being rehearsed at a workshop in America can be seen on MySpace] Close attention to the music being played will reveal that the leading note in the third bar of the B music is a tone higher than written in Thompson or Harrison & Wall versions. The dance is attributed in the video credits to the John Griffiths Collection and this may be the source of the altered version. (Further information required).
There is a description of the dance in a New York Times article