The town is said to be named after a Patrick Duncans who owned
the property from 1784 (1). Note however the coincidence that
William Knibb sailed to England "with Messrs.Duncan and
Barry, of the Wesleyan body" (Phillippo p168) to present evidence
after the militia had demolished 14 Baptist and 6 Wesleyan chapels
after Christmas 1826 .
There is an old cut-stone house (Great House?) behind the gas station. It presently belongs to Ms Dalyrumple.
The Clock Tower in Duncans was donated by Dr Dewar. The marble plaque simply indicates "Donated by a citizen of this parish in memory of his wife who died in 1935".
The clockwork mechanism still appears intact. We value your feedback and comments: