The Slaves

Slaves in Mamaroneck Township
Name
Slave Holder
What we know
Unknown
Captain James Mott
This male slave appears in the 1698 Census of Mamaroneck
Unknown
Samuel Palmer
This female slave appears in the 1698 Census of Mamaroneck
Unknown
Ann Richbell
This female slave appears in the 1698 Census of Mamaroneck
Jinny James Mott Two former slaves named “Jinny” and “Banjo Billy” had been owned by the Mott family and continued to live at the Mott’s residence – the Mill House overlooking Red Bridge on Pryer Manor Road. (Spikes, 2003, p.17)
Banjo Billy James Mott See above.
John Cox
Eleazer Goddin
Born about 1755, he appears in the Book of Negroes as slave who became a black loyalist during the Revolutionary War. In 1783 he was on the passenger manifest of the Clinton, a ship that was transporting freed black loyalists to Annapolis, Nova Scotia.
Andrew Cole
Ben Cole
Born about 1857, he appears on the same passenger manifest as John Cox, above.
Jane William Sutton She appears in the Township records as being set free on July 8, 1786.
Susannah Gilbert Budd She appears in the Township records as being set free on January 26, 1799.
Unknown Absolom Gidney The 1790 census lists 4 slaves in his household.
Unknown Bartholomew Hadden The 1790 census lists 3 slaves in his household.
Unknown Benjamin Griffin The 1790 census lists 5 slaves in his household. One might have been Peg, below.
Unknown Gilbert Budd The 1790 census lists 12 slaves in his household; 9 were listed in 1800 and 8 in 1800. This inventory identifies 16 persons. Starting with 12 slaves in 1790, he freed one in 1799 and acquired two more by birth. Since 9 were listed in 1800, 4 might have died. Starting with 9 slaves in 1800, he freed 1 and acquired 5 by birth, but reported 8 in 1810. For this to be the case, 5 of his slaves might have died. Another hypothesis which cannot be proven or dismissed based on the information available is that Gilbert Budd sold some of his slaves.
Unknown Deborah Horton The 1790 census lists 7 slaves in her household; 5 were listed in 1800. She reported none in 1810 or 1820 but set one free – see Andrew below – in 1822.
Unknown Giles Simmons The 1790 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Unknown Mary Sutton The 1790 census lists 2 slaves in her household.
Unknown Isaac Gidney The 1790 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Unknown Mary Palmer The 1790 census lists 2 slaves in her household.
Unknown Charles Rowe The 1790 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Unknown Oliver Belly The 1790 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Unknown Peter Alaire The 1790 census lists 4 slaves in his household.
Unknown Edward Merritt The 1790 census lists 8 slaves in his household; 8 were listed in 1800.
Harry Edward Merritt He appears in the Township records as being set free on March 27, 1799.
Peg Benjamin Griffen She appears in the Township records as being set free on March 27, 1799. In 1800 census does not show Benjamin Griffen as holding any slaves.
Jack Gilbert Budd He appears in the Township records as being set free on March 27, 1799. This may be the same person as Jack Purdy listed as the father of Eliza in 1809.
Bet
Gilbert Budd
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Pheby, born on July 12, 1799.
Pheby
Gilbert Budd
She was born on July 12, 1799, daughter of Bet, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Esther
Charles E. Duncan
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Charlot, born on November 18, 1799.
Charlot
Charles E. Duncan
She was born on November 18, 1799, daughter of Esther, and was registered by Charles E. Duncan as his property.
Gin
Edward Merritt
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Peg, born on March 28, 1800.
Unknown William Grey The 1800 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Unknown Nathaniel Sachet The 1800 census lists 2 slaves in his household.
Unknown David Rogers The 1800 census lists 1 slave in his household; the 1810 census lists 3.
Unknown John Sands The 1800 census lists 2 slaves in his household.
Unknown Henry Disinborough, Jr. The 1800 census lists 4 slaves in his household.
Unknown John Pinkney The 1800 census lists 1 slave in his household; the 1810 census also lists 1.
Peg
Edward Merritt
She was born on March 29, 1800, daughter of Gin, and was registered by Edwart Merritt as his property.
Phebe
Gilbert Budd
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Daniel, born on July 8, 1799.
Daniel
Gilbert Budd
He was born on July 8, 1799, daughter of Phebe, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Hannah
Gilbert Budd
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Henry, born on November 11, 1800, and as the mother of Sarah born on November 22, 1802.
Henry
Gilbert Budd
He was born on November 11, 1800, daughter of Hannah, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Nelly
William Thompson
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Sally, born on April 15, 1800.
Sally
William Thompson
She was born on April15, 1800, daughter of Nelly, and was registered by William Thompson as his property.
Charles Johnson Deborah Horton He appears in the Township records as being set free on April 4, 1801. There is a “Charles Johnson” who appears in the “other free persons” category in New York City in the census of 1810.
Bet
Gilbert Budd
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Peter, born on February 1, 1802.
Peter
Gilbert Budd
He was born on February 1, 1802, daughter of Bet, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Peter
Gilbert Budd
He appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the father of Sarah, born on November 22, 1802.
Sarah
Gilbert Budd
She was born on November 22, 1802, daughter of Hannah and Peter, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Hester
Charles E. Duncan
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of William, born on August 12, 1802.
William
Charles E. Duncan
He was born on August 12, 1802, son of Hester, and was registered by Charles E. Duncan as his property.
Candice Peter Jay Munro She appears in the Township records as being set free on November 19, 1803.
Plato
David Rogers
He was born on September 24, 1803, with no parents identified in the registration, and was registered by David Rogers as his property.
Charles
Gilbert Budd
He was born on September 10, 1805, son of Bet, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Nanny Pott
John P. D’Lancey
She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Tom Pott, born on September 25, 1805.
Tom Pott
John P. D’Lancey
He appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the father of Tom Pott, born on September 25, 1805.
Tom Pott, Jr.
John P. D’Lancey
He was born on September 25, 1805, son of Nanny and Tom Pott, and was registered by John P. D’Lancey as his property.
Lilly David Rogers She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Nanny, born on December 18, 1806.
Nanny David Rogers She was born on December 18, 1806, daughter of Lilly, and was registered by David Rogers as his property.
Tamar Pott John P. D’Lancey He was born on April 21, 1808, son of Nanny and Tom Pott, and was registered by John P. D’Lancey as his property.
Hannibal Gilbert Budd He appears in the Township records as being set free on August 20, 1808. There is a person named “Hannibal Lemmore” listed in the Middletown Connecticut, in the “other free persons” category, in the census of 1810.
Jack John Peter Delancey He appears in the Township records as being set free on November 15, 1808.
Jack Christopher Hubbs He appears in the Township records as being set free on November 15, 1808.
Jack Purdy Gilbert Budd He appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the father of Eliza, born on October 26, 1809. Jack Purdy may not have been a slave at the time, since Gilbert Budd freed a slave named Jack in 1799. However, this would not have affected the status of his daughter Eliza, since her status as a slave was based on the status of her mother, Bet. Since Gilbert Budd held many slaves, it is also possible that this person is not the same person as the one freed in 1799.
Eliza Gilbert Budd She was born on October 26, 1809, daughter of Jack Purdy and Bet, and was registered by Gilbert Budd as his property.
Dorothea John P. D’Lancey She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of George, born on October 10, 1809.
Lewis John P. D’Lancey He appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the father of George, born on October 10, 1809.
George John P. D’Lancey He was born on October 10, 1809, son of Dorothea and Lewis, and was registered by John P. D’Lancey as his property.
Grace Jane Merritt She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Benjamin, born on February 28, 1808.
Benjamin Jane Merritt He was born on February 28, 1808, son of Grace, and was registered by Jane Merritt as her property.
Nelly Peter Jay Munro She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Charlot, born on May 25, 1814.
Rose James Gray She appears in the Township records as being set free on December 12, 1810.
Unknown James Mott The 1810 census lists 3 slaves in his household.
Unknown Henry Merritt The 1810 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Unknown Jane Merritt The 1810 census lists 1 slave in her household.
Unknown John Darby. The 1810 census lists 1 slave in his household.
Telemaque James Gray He appears in the Township records as being set free on December 12, 1810.
Charlot Peter Jay Munro She was born on May 25, 1814, daughter of Nelly, and was registered by Peter Jay Munro as his property.
Catherine John Pinkney She appears in the Township records as being set free on April 2, 1811.
Andrew James Mott He appears in the Township records as being set free on May 17, 1811. He was set free by James Mott who purchased him for that purpose. The Township record states: “I having purchased of Joshua Purdy a negro man named Andrew who is about 26 years of age, he has the promise of the person I bought him of that he should be free at 28 years of age, and as one object I had in view in the purchase was to secure his freedom, I do hereby declare the said Andrew to be a free man from the date hereof Mamaroneck 15th of May 1811.”
Mary Jack Jack Budd She appears in the Township records as being set free on December 12, 1812.
Harry Rogers David Rogers He appears in the Township records as being set free on May 25, 1813.
Harriot John P. D’Lancey She appears in the Mamaroneck Township records as the mother of Anne or Nancey, born on October 12, 1814.
Anne or Nancey John P. D’Lancey She was born on October 12, 1814, daughter of Harriot, and was registered by John P. D’Lancey as his property.
Fred John P. D’Lancey See Small Family Memories. “Fred was given to my mother…”
Harriet John P. D’Lancey See Small Family Memories. “Harriet” may be the same person as “Harriot” referenced several lines above. “Henry” is Harriet’s son. Unnamed are “a colored child or two” andOne of the children may be “Anne or Nancey” listed two rows above.
Henry John P. D’Lancey “Henry” is the son of Harriet, who appears immediately above.
Unknown woman John P. D’Lancey See Small Family Memories. Susan Fenimore Cooper describes “a fat black woman as cook in the kitchen.” This woman is the mother of Harriet above.
Unknown children John P. D’Lancey See Small Family Memories. Susan Fenimore Cooper describes “a colored child or two.” One of the children may be “Anne or Nancey” listed two rows above.
Joseph John P. D’Lancey See Small Family Memories. Susan Fenimore Cooper describes a picture of an “old Negro” whose picture was in the hallway of the DeLancey home. He lived with the DeLanceys for 20 years and then was given title to a house on Pine Streeet. He is buried in the DeLancey Family Burial Ground on Palmer Avenue.
Harris John P. D’Lancey See Small Family Memories. She is the wife of Joseph immediately above.
Harry Joseph Haight He appears in the Township records as being set free on March 20, 1817.
Andrew Deborah Horton He appears in the Township records as being set free on January 17, 1822.