Slavery in Mamaroneck Township

Slavery

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Articles:

•Slavery in Mamaroneck Township: Remembering Bet, Phelby…
Two Local Slaves “Recaptured”
More Slaves At Heathcote Hill
Local Slaves Found in Canada
Joseph Stewart, “Governor” Slave 

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 2005Others 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.