Birckbeck Simon an English divine, was born in 1584, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford, of which he became a fellow. In 1607 he took holy orders, and became distinguished for his patristic and scholastic knowledge. In 1617 he became vicar of Gilling and of Forcet, in Yorkshire, and died in September, 1656. His principal work was The Protestants Evidence, taken out of Good Records (Lond. 1634). He was also the author of a work on the Four Last Things (1655). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.