Slavery in Warwick
Slavery was not confined to the southern states,  Many people in Warwick owned a
slave or two, until New York State abolished the practice in 1827.
We know about Warwick’s slaves
from stories written down in
Under Old Rooftrees, from
records of slave births and
manumissions kept by the Town
government, and from
documents like this runaway
notice by Garret Post, who at one
time owned the Shingle House
on Forester Ave.
Slavery in New York
Transcription of Warwick book of
slave births and manumissions
 Newspaper ad from the Orange County Patriot 3/11/1817
Colonial lifestyles; slavery