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Are there any remains of the plantation house known as Castle Haynes?

Amy Hotz

According to Jackie Margoles, manager of the Burgwin-Wright House, all that’s left of the house known as Castle Haynes are pottery shards. She believes they may have been taken down to a creek and used for target practice by Union soldiers after the overran the house.

The Burgwin/Wright connection goes as follows: John Burgwin, owner of the house on Market Street, married Margaret Haynes, daughter of Roger Haynes who owned the large house locals called a castle which stood in the community now called Castle Hayne.

For more information, see local historian Susan Taylor Block’s blog post.

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2 Responses to “ Are there any remains of the plantation house known as Castle Haynes?”

  1. On June 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm Kelly wrote:

    Margaret Haynes is still living and serves on Wilmington’s City Council.

  2. On June 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm Marie wrote:

    I’m quite sure you are confused Kelly, as the Margaret Haynes referred to in this article married John Burgwin in 1753. I highly doubt she is the similarly named councilwoman. Try brushing up on some well-documented Wilmington history before you make such a comment.