Newcomb, Peter an Anglican clergyman of note, flourished very near the opening of the last century. He was vicar of Aldenham, Hertfordshire, and died about 1722. Four separate sermons of his were published in 1705, 1710, 1715, 1737, and another four together in 1719; also fifty-two discourses, constituting a catechetical course upon the Church Catechism for the whole year (2d ed.
1702; 1712, 2 vols. 8vo). His son, of like name, born in 1717, was rector of Shenley, in the same county, and died in 1797. He wrote, History of the Abbey of St. Alban, 793-1539 (Lond. 1793-1796, 2 vols. 4to).