Goldwell, Thomas an English prelate, was born at Goldwell, parish of Great Chart, Kent. Being a Benedictine, he was by queen Mary preferred bishop of St. Asaph's in 1558, but quitted the land in the first year of queen Elizabeth's reign, and, going to Rome, induced the pope to grant indulgences to those who made' a pilgrimage to the well of St. Winifred, in his diocese. He died in Rome about 1581. See Fuller, Worthies of England (ed. Nuttall), 2:137.