Buckpitt, James an English Congregational minister, was born at Trowbridge, March 9, 1800. He embraced religion in early manhood; joined the Independent Church; and in 1825 entered Hackney College for a ministerial preparation. His first charge was at Burwell, Cambridgeshire. In 1839 he removed to Castle Donington, Leicestershire, and three years later took his last charge at Torrington, North Devon, where he died, March 19, 1866. Mr. Buckpitt's perception of evangelical truth was clear his grasp of it was strong; and his enunciation of it from the pulpit was vigorous and earnest. He was indifferent to nothing with which human interests were bound up. In private life he was genial, hospitable, and hearty. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1867, page 274.