Duncombe, John an English clergyman, was born in 1730, and educated at Benet College, Cambridge, where he was chosen fellow in 1750; and, in 1753, ordained at Kew chapel, and appointed to the curacy of Sundridge, in Kent, after which he became assistant preacher at St. Anne's, Soho. In 1757 he was presented to the united livings of St. Andrew and St. Mary Bredman, in Canterbury, where he settled. and in 1766 became one of the six preachers in the cathedral. He died in 1785. His publications in both prose and poetry are very numerous. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.