Edmund Willan (c. 1513 – July 1579) was an English farmer and the 14th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the McKerney family line. Born in Dent, Yorkshire (in modern-day Cumbria), Edmund was the son of Robert Willan, after whom he named his son Robert in 1543. It is likely that Edmund grew up at Willan’s Farm in Dent. Edmund married a lady named Margret Capstack (1543 – 1602) in about 1543, but little else is known of his life.
In Cometanic ancestry, Edmund is categorised as part of the 15th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.