Born to the Northumbrian nobility. Soldier in the army of King Egfrid of Northumbria. Monk at Wearmouth Abbey at age 24 with his relative Saint Benedict Biscop. Ordained in 679. Succeeded Saint Benedict as abbot in 682. Noted for his gentleness to all and for living and working side by side with his brother monks.
- 6 March 686 of natural causes
- interred by the door of the Church of Saint Peter at Wearmouth Abbey
- relics later translated to a shrine near the high altar of the church
- “Saint Esterwine of Wearmouth“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 March 2012. Web. 4 October 2015. <>