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Date October 15, 2007
Name Stephen Santos Blanchard
Email sbappraisals@hotmail.com
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City Mount Pleasant
State SC
Country USA
Comments I'll try to send more info and pictures later.




Date November 17, 2007
Name ANTHONY CORDLE
Email acordle@copper.net
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City Sumter
State SC
Country Sumter
Comments Hi I bought an old backgammon board today. He told me it came from FENWICK CASTLE JOHN'S ISLAND. It has a pitcher of the house inside. Very elaberately inlayed with wood. there must be 800 thousand peaces. just looking it up to see what i can find out about the place.




Date December 19, 2007
Name Toney Caldwell
Email tcaldwell@prucar.com
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City Chas
State SC
Country USA
Comments Awesome-- where's the picture of 2007?




Date December 27, 2007
Name Donald Fenwick
Email ranger63390@gmail.com
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City Cambridge
State Ohio
Country USA
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Date January 1, 2008
Name Anne Peters
Email pedgoddess@yahoo.com
Home Page www.tbheritage.com
City Midway
State KY
Country USA
Comments Love the history on your site, especially the part about the Johns Island Stud, which is how I found my way here. One request. The extensive history of Matchem that you quote is from my website Thoroughbred Heritage: www.tbheritage.com/Portraits/Matchem.html and I'd appreciate an attribution/credit for the information source. thanks very much! Anne Peters Thoroughbred Heritage www.tbheritage.com




Date January 15, 2008
Name Melody Snider
Email melodysnider@yahoo.com
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City Gastonia
State North Carolina
Country USA
Comments I was at Fenwick Hall on February 13, 2001. I was there with one of my sons' and one of my aunts', Frances Fenwick Ward. I ahd been putting together a family tree and through my research I had came across the information and stories about Fenwick Hall. As I believe my family descends from John Fenwick it was with interest that I made this trip and my Aunt was pleased to accompany me. I hope to be able to return again in the near future. When I was there in 2001 Fenwick Hall was owned by a Mr.John Pernell and there were workers there at the time in the process of renovations. Mr. Pernell told us that he was intending on restoring the residence and living there. It was indeed a grand place and probably even more so today.




Date January 20, 2008
Name Michael Thornley
Email wmthornley@earthlink.net
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City Flower Mound
State TX
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Comments It was great to see the pictures of the Plantation House. David Blanchard & I were friends 43 years ago and I had many visits there. Keep up the good work. Michael Thornley




Date January 21, 2008
Name Keith McLaren
Email keith_mclaren@yahoo.com
Home Page http://www.keithmclaren.com
City Flower Mound
State TX
Country USA
Comments Great Site. Thanks for all this information




Date June 10, 2008
Name Terry Tillman
Email terryftillman23@yahoo.com
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City Smyrna
State GA
Country U.S.
Comments Your website indicates open for tours. Is that just website tour or are there actually tours of the home? thx




Date June 28, 2008
Name Derek Ostergard
Email ostrgard@aol.com
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City NY
State NY
Country Manhattan
Comments I am completing a manuscript on the residential deigns of Delano & Aldrich who worked for Morawetz on Long Island - I am trying to find out if the architectural firm worked on the SC residence and if you would mind sharing any information on Wando Plantation built for Henrietta Guerard Hartford near Charleston - My thanks, Derek Ostergard




Date June 30, 2008
Name Rose Mary Piper
Email bill-rmp@comcast.net
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City Winchester
State MA
Country USA
Comments I had the pleasure of being a guest at Fenwich Hall in 1949 for a few days. The house and the grounds stirred the imagination and a life-long interest. In the late 1990's, my husband and I drove through the gates up to the house for a brief look.




Date July 1, 2008
Name Helena Igoe Blanchard McKay-Vivona
Email hbmckay@earthlink.net
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City Mt. Pleasant
State South Carolina
Country USA
Comments I am the daughter of Helena and Claude Blanchard, Sr who owned Fenwick from 1943 to 1979. My 6 brothers and I had a wonderful childhood having the priviledge of living in a magnificent dwelling. We talk today of our life at Fenwick. Our children also enjoyed all our times with "Gran-Nel and Grandaddy". We had horses, cows, mules, many dogs and cats, chickens, turkeys,hogs and more. Daddy farmed many of the fields and took extra produce to the markets...only after sharing goods with the 3 other families that helped us on the plantation. Many social events took place from time to time. We entertained for the City of Charleston, visiting dignateries, musicians and many of the clergy of the Catholic Church. Civic groups had fund-raisers and many of the Catholic schools held their annual picnics on the grounds. Our parents were very, very generous and wanted to share our good fortune with others. We are most fortunate to have lived in such a beautiful home.




Date July 7, 2008
Name Frederick McKay
Email fsmckayjr@comcast.net
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City Mt. Pleasant
State SC
Country
Comments thanks for the pictures, etc. of Fenwick. My mother, Helena Igoe Blanchard McKay Vivona, sent the email to me. Very nice.




Date July 9, 2008
Name John Charlton
Email johncharlton@blueyonder.co.uk
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City Newcastle on Tyne
State
Country UK
Comments Hi, A very intresting site. I am close to finishing a book on the North East of England and the slavery business. In one chapter I deal with members of the Northumbrian gentry who travelled to America in the 17th/18th Century and became planters or merchants. More than one Fenwick appears to have made that journey. There is portrait in the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle of one Capt Robert Fenwick, his wife, Ann Ord and black servant standing in front of Norham Castle, Northumberland, c 1750. I do wonder what connections this Robert had with America. I wonder if you would allow me to use one of your photos of Fenwick Hall in my book, attributed of course. Best wishes, John Charlton.




Date July 26, 2008
Name Richard Fenwick
Email thefenwicks@md.metrocast.net
Home Page unclemoo.com
City mechanicsville
State Maryland
Country USA
Comments The "movie" that may have included the gate was probably "The Georgia Peaches" (1980) Check IMDB.com for more info. It is the only movie/tv pilot filmed in Johns Island, South Carolina. The Fenwicks arrived on the Ark and Dove in Saint Maries Citty, Maryland in 1634. Edward Fenwick is a common name among the many Fenwicks in that area. Research may provide additional details connecting Johns Island to Saint Marys County, MD. Further details can be found by contacting Eleanor Ripple of Loveville, Maryland.




Date August 3, 2008
Name Allison S.
Email afstoll1979@hotmail.com
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City Johns Island
State SC
Country USA
Comments I live off of Brownswood road and drive by the plantation every day. I have always wondered what it looked like back there. It was great to finally see this beautiful piece of history. However, it is devastating what big builders such as Portrait homes are doing to the surrounding properties. Keep up the good work Mr. Hauser.




Date August 20, 2008
Name Martha Aldridge
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City
State Texas
Country USA
Comments John, have thoroughly enjoyed your website. Keep up the good work! Martha Aldridge




Date September 8, 2008
Name Claude W. Blanchard III
Email claude@ocainconstruction.com
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City Mt. Pleasant
State SC
Country Charleston
Comments The picture of Fenwick's Gate is by Anne Worsham Richardson. I think I have the album of The Legend of Fenwick. The Double McGuffin was the movie shot there.




Date September 25, 2008
Name sara
Email iceetorres@yahoo.com
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City johns island
State sc
Country usa
Comments fenwick hall is kinda by my house....and im a believer in the paranormal so this place immedietly caught my attention....i've had some expeirences myself....please feel free to email meanytime.... thanks :) ¢¾sara¢¾




Date September 28, 2008
Name ellen pernell
Email ellenpernell1985@aol.com
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Comments It's a very beautiful house. I love it there. There are no ghosts.




Date November 20, 2008
Name Timothy A. Fenwick
Email tafenwick@yahoo.com
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City Milledgeville
State Georgia
Country USA
Comments Thanx for the tour... Some day I hope to take a look in person (provided the vultures haven't disected the local area with houses by then.)




Date December 15, 2008
Name suzanne duhon
Email sduhon@turner-industries.com
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City hackberry
State La
Country USA
Comments I enjoyed the tour... Suz




Date January 24, 2009
Name Peggy
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City Chesnee
State South Carolina
Country
Comments Thanks for the pictorial history of the Fenwick Plantation. I had been looking for books with history of the site and have been able to find very little so this was a very pleasant surprise. I will continue to visit the site for new additions. Keep up the good work. Preserving history is of utmost importance. PB




Date February 16, 2009
Name Joan Elizabeth Blanchard
Email jobethblanchard@comcast.net
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City Charleston
State SC
Country Charleston
Comments I am the grandaughter of Claude and Nellie Blanchard. I have such fond memories of growing up there at the farm. It is a beautiful home and I am very blessed to have been a part of it's history. If you ever need any questions answered or any help...please feel free to contact me. Thank you for doing such a great job of perserving it's history and beauty. Joan Elizabeth "JoBeth" Blanchard jobethblanchard@comcast.net




Date February 19, 2009
Name Greg Ingalls
Email gingalls1@hotmail.com
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City Charleston
State South Carolina
Country USA
Comments Excellent