Windsor and Windsor Forest is estate 6 in St. Croix’s Queen’s Quarter. Based on appearances on historic maps, the windmill was likely built in the 1750s. The windmill was blocked to store water after decommissioning. The inscription on the main entrance keystone says Built A.D. 1756. The windmill tower is in good condition.
The 1750 map indicates sugar cultivation but no structures in estate 6, part of a plantation including Queen’s Quarter estates 3 through 9. The first Beck printing had no sugar mill icon, and the second printing added a windmill in the center of estate 6. The inscription on the windmill indicates the mill was built in 1756. All the maps from the 1760s and 1770s also depicted a windmill.
The 1799 Oxholm map and 1856 Parsons map both depict a windmill. All the 20th-century topographic maps show a structure identifiable as a windmill at Strawberry Hill.
Ownership attributed to Johan Wilhelm Schoppen & Adrian von Beverhout. The 1760s and 1770s maps all attribute ownership to Laurence Bodkin. By 1790, ownership transitioned to Nugent.
McGuire geographic dictionary of the Virgin Islands (p.200) provides location and early ownership information. Locates the G.P. Windsor Mill with latitude and longitude information relatively close to what was found in the field.