Beresford, James an English clergyman and writer, was born in 1764, and died in 1840. He published, Sermons, etc. (1809-15): — The Miseries of Human Life; or, The Last Groans of Timothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive, etc. (1806-7, 2 vols.): — Bibliosophia, or Book of Wisdom (1812): — and other works. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.