|MamaroneckHistory.org is where you will find descriptions, photographs and other resources pertaining to the early history of the town. The site is maintained by residents who aim to discover and share what they have learned.
The site’s first publication is Slavery in Mamaroneck Township, which aims to document what is known about local slavery, slaves and slaveholders from the early 1600s when slavery was introduced to the area, to 1827 when it was finally abolished. As additional information is uncovered, more material will be posted here.
All of the articles were researched and authored by Ned Benton. Many were published first in The Larchmont Gazette, starting in 2005. Others were published first with The Larchmont Historical Society. The project owes a debt of gratitude to Judith Doolin Spikes, whose books, frequently referenced within the site, are essential to understanding who the slaveholders were and where they lived.
This table compiles names of all Mamaroneck slaveholders and slaves along with details of the individuals. Read Slaveholders and Slaves: The List
Slavery was practiced here in the 1700s and did not recede until the 1820s. Read Slavery in Mamaroneck Township: Remembering Bet, Phelby…
How did John Cox and Andrew Cole escape from slavery in Mamaroneck and end up on Nova Scotia? Read Two Local Slaves “Recaptured” After 220 Years
New research allowed the addition of names to the list of Mamaroneck slaves. Read Historical Society Finds More Slaves From Heathcote Hill
Further details emerge about the fate of former slaves Andrew Cole and John Cox. Read Mamaroneck Slaves Found in Canada
Who was the “Governor” shown in the Delancey Home painting? Read Joseph Stewart- “The Governor” Who Was a Slave