. Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian Abbey on the southern
bank of the River Tees, now in ruins.
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The name Eaglestown, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Eaglestown family, or who bore a variation of the surname Eaglestown were Richard Eggleston of London settled in Virginia in 1635 and was soon joined by the Eagletons who left Ireland
. Bigod Eggleston who had already settled in New England