Barksdale, Clement, an English. clergyman, was born in 1609, and educated at Merton College, Oxford, having entered as servitor in 1625. He took holy orders, and in 1637 supplied the place of chaplain of Lincoln College at the Church of All-Saints. At the Restoration, Charles II gave him the living of Naunton, in Gloucestershire, where he remained until his death, in 1687. His publications consist chiefly of little religious tracts which were printed from time to time (164079). Besides these he published a poem, Nympha Libethris; or, The Cotswold Muse (1651). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.