- John Westby-Gibson
- , revised by Elizabeth Baigent
Duncan, John (1805–1849), traveller in Africa, was the son of a small farmer of Culdoach, near Kirkcudbright, Scotland. He had a strong frame and little education. In 1822 he enlisted in the 1st regiment of Life Guards. He taught himself drawing during his service, and in 1839 left the ...