Waad, Sir William
- Gary M. Bell
Waad, Sir William (1546–1623), diplomat and administrator, was the son and heir of Armagil Waad (d. 1568), clerk of the privy council, and his first wife, Alice Patten (d. 1557/8). He attended Gray's Inn in 1571. Waad's entrée to Elizabethan officialdom was his father's old friend and patron, ...