Ford, Simon a divine and Latin poet of some notoriety, was born in East Ogwell, Devonshire, in 1619, and educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. In 1651 he was vicar of St. Laurence, Reading, of Northampton in 1659, and in 1685 of Old Swinford, Worcestershire. He died in 1699. He was one of the translators of Plutarch's Morals, printed in 1684, and published a number of sermons, Latin poems, etc., from 1646 to 1696, a list of which will be found in Athen. Oxon. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.