Person Sheet


Name William Filley485,330
Birth ca 1617
Death 1686, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Spouses:
1 Margaret ???485
Birth ca 1621
Marriage 2 Feb 1642, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Children: Samuel (1643-1711)
John (1645-1690)
Mary (-1711)
Elizabeth (1650-1728)
Margaret (1655-1714)
Hannah (-1729)
Abigail (1658-1707)
Deborah (1661-1701)
William (1666-1707)
Notes for William Filley
He was an early immigrant to the Plymouth Colony, and settled in Windsor, CT, before April 1634. He was almost certainly a member of William Holmes' party aboard the ship which sailed from Plymouth to the Connecticut River in 1633, landing at the mouth of the Farmington River in Windsor. The party built the first houses in Connecticut and later defended them against Indian and Dutch attacks.

The Windsor Town Records in September 1655 contain the following:

" William Filley hath purchased of George Alexander his house and orchard and house lot containing nine acres, more or less, as it is bounded south by east by John Warehams and Daniel Clark, in length 50 rd. north west by Job Drake, in length 50 rd. northeast by ye Mill brook according to ye running of it. South-west by Daniel Clark. Also of wood land, twenty-eight acres, on the north it bounded by ye land of Thomas Newell decd. 50 rd. south by that which was Nicolas Palmers 67 rd. west 37 rd., east 76 rd. by ye common. These may certify that these parcells of land above written have been peacibly and quietly possessed by William Filley these twenty years and upward, and by him hath been improved, in his own right in fee simple, and not as a tenant and therefore that him and his heirs and successors forever, may enjoy it, deserving ye privilege of ye law of possession.
We underwritten decalre our acceptation as witness our hands this 11th day of April 1654.
Benjamin Newberry, Commisioner
Henry Wolcott, Registrat
Thomas Bessell, Selectman"

The next group of settlers after Holmes did not come until late in 1635 overland under John Wareham, so William Filley had to be part of Holmes' group in order to have his property before 11 April 1634.
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