Anne Ryley (1536 – 1600) was the 15th great-grandmother of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Taylor family line. Anne is understood to have been the daughter of Geoffrey Ryley (1510 – 1575), although the identity of her mother remains unknown. Anne is known to have married Ralph Pownall (1536 – 1607) and to have given birth to Humphrey Pownall (1560 – 1614). Anne is also recorded as having died at the age of sixty-four in England although an exact date and place of death for Anne remains unknown.
In Cometanic ancestry, Anne is categorised as part of the 17th generation retrograde, classifying her as a distant ancestor of Cometan.