Source: Chaplains in the Jurisdiction of the Presidency of Fort St George from 1647 to 1805 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: EDWARD NEWCOMB was educated at Pembroke College Cambridge. He graduated B.A. 1663 and M.A. 1667. He was appointed a Chaplain on the recommendation of the Arch bishop of York in December 1669, and arrived at Fort St. George in July 1670. The exact date of his death at the Fort is not recorded; but it must have been very soon after his arrival; for it was known to the Directors when they wrote their general despatch to the Fort in the following March. He was the second Chaplain to die on the Coast.