. Egglestone Abbey is a former Premonstratensian Abbey on the southern
bank of the River Tees, now in ruins.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Egelestum research.Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1581, 1603, 1623, 1610 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Egelestum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Although the name, Egelestum, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.
Some of the Egelestum family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Egelestum family name Egelestum, or who bore a variation of the surname 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