Person Male Born 19/3/1813 Died 1/5/1873
Explorer, missionary, writer and medic. Born at Blantyre, just south of Glasgow. Qualified as a doctor in order to go as a medical missionary to China. Got the source of the Nile wrong and failed to make a single lasting convert to Christianity. Died in the village of Chief Chitambo, at Ilala (now in Zambia). His body was brought back and buried at Westminster Abbey.