Mamaroneck History Home Page




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About Mamaroneck History

At you will find descriptions, photographs and other resources pertaining to the early history of Mamaroneck Town and its two villages, Larchmont and Mamaroneck. The site is maintained by residents who aim to discover and share what they have learned. Currently, the site hosts two major projects: Slavery in Mamaroneck Township and Mamaroneck Township in the Civil War. Both are led by John Jay College Professor Ned Benton, a member of the Larchmont Historical Society.

About Slavery in Mamaroneck Township

slavery150150The goal of this project is to document what is known about slavery, slaves and slaveholders in Mamaroneck Township, 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.

About Mamaroneck in the Civil War

This effort aims to uncover information, long lost or overlooked, about local residents’ participation in the Civil War. 


  • Publications
  • Census Records
  • Slave Holders
  • Documents & Readings


Slaveholders and Slaves: The List

For each known slaveholder, there is a name and the name(s), if known, of the slaves in the household. Also listed is additional information, where available, on the individuals.


Slavery in Mamaroneck Township: Remembering Bet, Phelby…

Who were the slaves in Mamaroneck? Bet, Phelby, Candice, Nelly, Charlot, Jack, Hannibal, Telemaque, George, Lewis, Dorathea and others?

 Two Local Slaves “Recaptured”

Two Mamaroneck slaves escaped their masters over 220 years ago. Their story was only recently discovered.

 More Slaves at Heathcote Hill

A list of local slaves compiled in 2005, gains additional names in 2006 based on an 1883 memoir.

 Local Slaves Found in Canada

What happened to the two Mamaroneck slaves who escaped, fought with the British in the Revolutionary War and left for Canada? The story continues.

Joseph Stewart,”The Governor” Slave

Who was the shadowy figure depicted in the painting in the historic DeLancey home on Heathcote Hill?