Lunneys of Estate Anguilla plantation on St. Croix USVI

Looking through the immigration records from Ellis Island, New York, I noticed several Lunneys emigrating from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands.  I did some further research and found out that these Lunneys were the last owners of the Estate Anguilla sugar plantation and rum distillery on St. Croix:
Francis Lunney arrived on St. Croix in 1872 at the age of 17.  His place of origin was listed only as “Ireland”.  By 1880, Francis Lunney was manager of the 1240 acre Estate Anguilla plantation and its 150 employees.  By 1901, Francis Lunney was recorded in the census as the “planter” and “owner” of Estate Anguilla plantation.  He and his family would live on St. Croix until 1921, when Frank and the last of them emigrated to New York through Ellis Island.
Census Records for the Lunney’s of Estate Anguilla on St. Croix:
 

Year

Name Sex Age Occupation Household Address Location
1880 Francis Lunney Male 25 manager 2 Kings Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 F Lunney Male 49 planter 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 Louise M. Lunney Female 39 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 James A Lunney Male 8 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 William H Lunney Male 34 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 Eva Louise Lunney Female 7 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 Robert Ernst Lunney Male 5 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 Douglas W Lunney Male 4 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1901 Editt Maud Lunney Female 2 not specified 90 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 Francis Lunney Male 59 planter 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 Louise M. Lunney Female 47 not specified 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 Jas. Albert Lunney Male 18 overseer 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 Eraf. Lunney Female 15 not specified 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 Douglas W. Lunney Male 12 not specified 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 E. M. Lunney Female 12 not specified 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
1911 Wm. H. Lunney Male 52 not specified 12 King Quarter Est. Anguilla
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One response to “Lunneys of Estate Anguilla plantation on St. Croix USVI

  1. Michael Mueller

    Hi, I believe we may share a Great Great Grandfather Francis Coulter, (also from Ireland) who I believe was the father of Louisa (Coulter) Lunney and the owner of Estate Anguilla when Francis Lunney was first managing it. Please contact me I would love to talk. -Michael Mueller

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