Goad, Roger (1538 -1610)
Roger Goad was born at Horton in Buckinghamshire. He was educated at Eton, became a Scholar of King's College, Cambridge in 1555, a Fellow in 1558, received his B.A. in 1559, his M.A. in 1563, and his B.D. in 1569. At this period he was Master of the Grammar School at Guildford where he taught George Abbot, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury. He was elected Provost of King's College, Cambridge in 1570, took his D.D. in 1573, and devoted himself to University affairs and the re establishment of the College Library, which had been utterly despoiled during the religious troubles of the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary, and by subsequent neglect. To do this he sold a great number of mass vestments, copes, candlesticks, and Catholic service books that had been preserved by his predecessor, Provost Philip Baker, a secret Catholic sympathiser. He married Katherine, daughter of Richard Hill, of London, and they had ten sons.