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date: 11 December 2019

Fayssoux, Peterlocked

(1745–01 February 1795)
  • Chalmers G. Davidson

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Fayssoux, Peter (1745–01 February 1795), physician and politician, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Daniel Fayssoux, a baker, and Frances (maiden name possibly Dott). The parents were Huguenots. Daniel died the year his son was born; in 1746 his widow married James Hunter, who agreed to responsibility for the education of her children. Peter was sent to Edinburgh University, where he obtained his medical degree in 1769. There he formed a friendship with a fellow medical student, ...

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