Goadby Robert, a printer and publisher of Sherborne, Dorsetshire, who died in 1778. He compiled and published a commentary under the title An Ilustration of the Holy Scriptures by Notes and Explications on the O. and N.T., etc. (Lond. 1759-70, 6th ed. 3 volumes, fol.). Dr. A. Clarke says of it that, while it seems to be orthodox, it is written entirely on the Arian hypothesis." Sellon wrote a reply to it (London, 1765, 12mo). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Author, 1:680; Horne, Bibliographical Appendix.