Arms of Gooch of Alvingham in Lincolnshire: Azure, three boars argent eared tusked and hoofed or[1]
Arms of Gooch of Alvingham in Lincolnshire: Azure, three boars argent eared tusked and hoofed or[1]

Barnabas Gooch or Goche or Gough (died c. 1626) was an English lawyer and academic who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1611 to 1612. He was also a politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1624.

Gooch was born at Alvingham, Lincolnshire, the son of Barnabe Googe, poet and scholar. He matriculated from Magdalene College, Cambridge in Autumn 1582 and was awarded BA in 1587, MA in 1590 and LLD in 1604. He became Master of Magdalene in 1604 and held the post until his death in 1626. In 1605 he was incorporated at Oxford University. He was Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University from 1611 to 1612 He was admitted as an advocate on 4 February 1613. From 1615 to 1625 he was Commissary of the University.[2]

In 1621, Gooch was elected Member of Parliament for Cambridge University and for Truro and chose to sit for the university. He was re-elected MP for Cambridge University in 1624. He was Chancellor of Worcester and Exeter. He was a benefactor to Magdalene College.[2]

Gooch died at Exeter in about 1626.[2]

References

  1. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, The General Armory, London, 1884, p.408
  2. ^ a b c "Gooch, Barnabas (GC582B)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
Academic offices Preceded byJohn Palmer Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge 1604–1626 Succeeded byHenry Smyth Preceded byFogge Newton Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1611–1612 Succeeded byValentine Cary Parliament of England Preceded bySir Miles SandysSir Francis Bacon Member of Parliament for Cambridge University 1621–1624 With: (Sir) Robert Naunton Succeeded bySir Robert NauntonSir Albert Morton Preceded byThomas RussellThomas Burgess, junior Member of Parliament for Truro 1621 With: John Trefusis Succeeded bySir John CatcherJohn Trefusis