The Slaves

The Slaves

The document is a table listing all of the slaves identified in historical documents as residing in the Town of Mamaroneck. The table lists the name, date of birth, name of the slave-holder, address, and any other documents about each slave.
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The Slaveholders

The Slaveholders

This is a table listing the names of all known slave-holders in Mamaroneck Township, their addresses or areas of residence, the name(s) of their slaves, and links to all other documentation we have about the slaves. We update this table as additional slaves are identified.
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U.S. Census Records of Slaves in Mamaroneck Township

U.S. Census Records of Slaves in Mamaroneck Township

This table lists the U.S. Census records indicating households with slaves in 1790, 1800 and 1810. The name of the head-of-household is also listed.
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Documents, Readings and Records

Documents, Readings and Records

This document lists all of the published resources we have located concerning slavery in Mamaroneck Township. We update this table as additional slaves are identified. We welcome suggestions for additional documents to include.
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Mamaroneck Slaves Found in Canada

Mamaroneck Slaves Found in Canada

by Ned Benton January 2011

We’ve known there were slaves in Mamaroneck Township in the late 1700s. We’ve known that two local slaves, John Cox and Andrew Cole,  escaped to side with the British during the Revolutionary War and…


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Joseph Stewart – “The Governor” Who Was a Slave

Joseph Stewart – “The Governor” Who Was a Slave

By Ned Benton

In the 1800s, in the DeLancey home on Heathcote Hill in Mamaroneck there was a prominent painting in the front hall of a black man. The family called him “The Governor.” With…


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Historical Society Finds More Slaves From Heathcote Hill

Historical Society Finds More Slaves From Heathcote Hill

by Ned Benton

While the community commemorates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of equality this month, the Larchmont Historical Society (LHS) has uncovered additional evidence of slavery in Mamaroneck’s past. Five new names have…


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Slavery in Mamaroneck Township: Remembering Bet, Phelby, Candice, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque…

Slavery in Mamaroneck Township: Remembering Bet, Phelby, Candice, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque…

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, the community reflects on freedom and human rights and recalls their antithesis, slavery. As we reflect this year, let's remember Bet, Phelby, Candice, Nelly, Charlot, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque, George, Lewis and Dorathea. Another of John Peter Delancey's slaves depicted in the Mamaroneck Library's mural. They were slaves - not on a Southern plantation - but here in Mamaroneck Township, where slavery was practiced in the 1700s and did not...
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