Early map of Windsor, Connecticut; William Filley's home is in the upper left corner.
William Filley was one of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut, USA. He helped establish a trading post on the Connecticut River near present-day Hartford despite Dutch threats. The local tribe of Algonquian-speaking Native Americans resented the location of the town site, as they considered the ground it stood on to be sacred. However, the tribe remained somewhat friendly for a time as the settlement served as a buffer against the more war-like Pequots and Mohawks.