Clapson, Richard, an English Congregational minister; was born at Maidstone, Sept. 2, 1794. He joined the Church in early manhood; received his ministerial training at Hackney College, and settled at Exmouth, where he continued during life, and died May 17, 1865. Much of his usefulness at Exmouth is traceable to the pledge he took and kept, for the sake of others, of entire abstinence from' all intoxicants. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1866, p. 241.