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About Dr. Peter Hay
Husband of Grissell Hay.
Dr. Peter Hay, a prominent physician, rented his house and shop at the corner of Queen and Duke of Gloucester Streets in 1740. He put up a rebus sign with a haystack between his initials. Like other doctor-apothecaries, Hay recommended and sold drugs and sundries. His customers included planters from outlying plantations who acted as physicians to their families and slave populations.