Byfield, Richard an English Nonconformist, brother of Nicholas, was born in Worcestershire, studied at Cambridge, and became curate of Isleworth. He held the living of Long-Ditton during the Commonwealth, and was ejected at the Restoration. He was a member of the Assembly of Divines, and a vigorous opponent of prelacy and superstition. He died 1664. Among his writings were The Light of Faith (Lond. 1630, 8vo): — The Doctrine of the Sabbath (Lond. 1632, 4to): — The Power of the Christ of God (Lond.
1641, 4to): — The Gospel's Glory without Prejudice to the Law (Lond. 1659, sm. 8vo). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, 1, 535; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 317.