Dr. Roger Goade1,2,3,4

M, b. 1538, d. before 27 July 1610
     Roger was born in 1538 in Horton, Buckinghamshire, England. He received his education from at Eton College & King's College in Cambridge.
On 1 September 1555, he was admitted a scholar and a fellow 2 September 1558.
He received his B.A. in 1559 & & commenced M.A. in 1563. He studied theology & he proceeded B.D. in 1569. He was master of the Royal Grammar Schoolin Guildford. He was nomminated by Queen Elizabeth and on 19 March 1570, he was elected to the position of Provost of King's College, Cambridge where he remained for forty years.. He was three times the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Six of his son matriculated at King's College. Roger married Katharine Hill, daughter of Richard Hill and Elizabeth Lock, circa 1571 in England. Roger made his will in January 1608 at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. I

n the name of God. The nyth of January One Thousand Six Hundred & Eight, I, Roger Goade, of Cambridge .... of whole and of perfect memory, I make and ordain my Last Will and Testament in manner following.
First - I bequeath my soule into ye hands of God, my Saverior and Redeemer. Christ __ine_ to God ... and my body to be buried ___ Cambridge King's College Chapel in the little chapel on the north side next to the ___ chapel. .............
Item - I give to among the poor forte pounds ___college
I give to --- in Milton to be sent forth employed to their sum of
Item - to at the discrecession of my executors
Item - I give and bequeath to my son,
I givr Katherine, my brloved wife,,

If he died in or near Cambridge, He wishes to be buried in the little chapel within the on the north side chapel of King's College at Cambridge. He mentions his beloved wife, Katherine, his sons: Matthhew, Thomas, James, Christopher, Richard, Robert
to the boy of 15 Robert 13 shillings 4 pence
Matthew to receive
Thomas is to receive all his books, robe and rectory at Milton
James is to receive his land at Milton

speakks of bring up his children
He gives gifts to the poor who showed up at his funeral ten shillings. Then the poor women who belonged to the college five shillings eight pence apiece. I give unto the poor forty pounds
gives to the poor of Milton. He gives and bequeathes to his four younger sons ... in bringing up and learning .. one year after mh death and coming of age of twenty-one years ... by whom either of them will not be.5

He was buried at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, in the chapel of King's College. Roger departed this life before 27 July 1610 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. His will was probated on 27 July 1610.


Katharine Hill b. b 23 Apr 1554


  1. [S997] Roger Goad, Roger Goad (1538–1610) was an Engish academic theologian, Provost of King's College, Cambridge, and three times Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
    He was born at Horton, Buckinghamshire, and was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a scholar 1 September 1555, and a fellow 2 September 1558. He graduated B.A. in 1559, and commenced M.A. in 1563.[1] On 19 January 1566 he was enjoined to study theology, and he proceeded B.D. in 1569. At this period he was master of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, where one of his pupils was George Abbot.
    On the deprivation of Philip Baker, Goad was recommended as his successor in the office of provost of King's College, Cambridge, by Edmund Grindal, Walter Haddon, and Henry Knollys[link currently leads to a wrong person]. On 28 February 1570 the vice-provost and fellows addressed a letter to the queen asking for a free election, and another to Sir William Cecil recommending Goad, who was nominated by the queen on 4 March. He was elected, and admitted on 19 March. As Provost he re-established the college library, instituted numerous educational reforms, and began to examine candidates before admission;[2] he met much opposition from the junior members. One of his opponents was Giles Fletcher, the Elder.[3] On 3 November 1572 he was elected Lady Margaret's preacher, an office he held till 1577. He was created D.D. in 1573, and was vice-chancellor of the university for the year commencing November 1576.
    On 6 March 1577 he became chancellor of the church of Wells. He was also chaplain to Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick, and held the rectory of Milton, Cambridgeshire (which eventually came to King's).[4] In October 1580 he was, with Dr. Bridgwater and William Fulke, engaged in examining some of the Family of Love who were confined in Wisbech Castle, and in September 1581 he and Fulke had conferences in the Tower of London with Edmund Campion. In 1595 and in 1607 he was vice-chancellor for a second and third time. He died on 24 April 1610, and was buried in a chantry on the north side of King's College Chapel.
    He married Katharine, daughter of Richard Hill of London. Six sons were elected from Eton to King's, viz. Matthew, Thomas, Robert, Roger, Christopher, and Richard. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Goad
  2. [S998] A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 3: The City and University of Cambridge (1959), psges 376-408 - ...and on 19 March 1570 he was succeeded by Roger Goad: a firm Protestant, masterful and energetic, and destined to rule over the College for the next forty years. (fn. 402) Goad not only carried through a thoroughgoing reformation of religion in the College; he also effected important educational reforms. He reorganized the College library. (fn. 403) He maintained all the old lectures and disputations, and instituted new lectures. He lectured himself three times a week. In accordance with the Founder's Statutes, (fn. 404) he provided lectures, not only for undergraduates, but also for Bachelors and Masters of Arts; even senior fellows attended. (fn. 405) In 1576 he instituted weekly catechizings in the Chapel, to be conducted in turn by each ordained member of the College, which all who in any way belonged to the College were required to attend. (fn. 406) In 1578, Goad and the Seniors imposed regulations for the examination of fellow-commoners and scholar-commoners before admission, and for their education and discipline while in residence. (fn. 407) In 1582, they gave orders for the conduct of the College examination of junior fellows for the degree of Bachelor of Arts which the Founder's Statutes prescribed. (fn. 408) As for punishments, no Provost inflicted more. (fn. 409) Roger Goad's autocratic disposition provoked frequent revolts in the College, and his juniors accused him of many malpractices; but his energy and zeal, and the efficiency of his government of the College, cannot be questioned. - : http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx
  3. [S506] Note: Horton is locared just outside of metropolitan London. - klm.
  4. [S1002] Daniel H. Carpenter, Willet Record.
  5. [S764] Special Collections: Ancient Petitions: Will of Roger Goade, Dr. of Divinity dated 27 July 1610.