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Grissell Hay

Death: May 1778
Immediate Family:

Wife of Dr. Peter Hay
Mother of David Hay; Helen Hay; Lydia Hay; Robert Hay and Mary Hay

Managed by: Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c)
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About Grissell Hay

  • Birth date unknown
  • Wife of apothecary Peter Hay
  • Widowed in 1766
  • Died 1778

Grissell Hay was the wife of the apothecary Peter Hay. Widowed in 1766, she sold some of his estate at public auction and turned their home into a lodging house. An advertisement in the "Virginia Gazette" of February 18, 1768, announced, "I take this method to inform the public, that I have very commodious lodgings to let for a dozen gentlemen, and their servants, with stables and provisions for their horses, and shall be much obliged to those who will favour me with their company."

Grissell Hay died in May 1778.

Following the death in 1766 of her husband, Dr. Peter Hay, Grissell Hay ran a boarding house in the same building where her husband took care of his patients.