Goad, Thomas (1576 -1638)
Thomas Goad was the second son of Roger Goad, Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and Katherine, eldest daughter of Richard Hill, of London. He was educated at Eton College, and King's College, Cambridge, where he was elected a scholar 1 September 1592, became a Fellow 1 September 1595, took his B.A. in 1596, became lecturer 1598, and proceded M.A. in 1600. At Christmas 1606, he was ordained priest, and took his B.D. in 1607. He became Bursar of King's in 1609, and the following year succeeded his father in the family living of Milton, near Cambridge, which he held with his Fellowship. In 1611 he was appointed Dean of Divinity, but left Cambridge to become domestic chaplain to Archbishop George Abbot, his father's old pupil. In 1619, he took Joseph Hall's place at the Synod of Dort, and was presented with a gold medal. He bequeathed to King's College the Dort medal, which was stolen in the eighteenth century, and land at Milton, the rent of which was to be applied to the purchase of theological books for their library. The stamp was cut by King's College, Cambridge to mark the books bought with the money from the bequest.