. 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 Eggelston research.Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1581, 1603, 1623, 1610 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Eggelston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The name, Eggelston, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Eagleton, Eaglestone, Eglestone, Egglestone and many more.
Some of the Eggelston 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.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Eggelston surname who came to North America 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