James Burton (c. 1581 – December 23, 1650) was the 12th 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), James is known to have married a lady named Agnes (1585 – March 25, 1651) although details about this marriage and the identities of Agnes’ parents remain unknown. James is also known to have been the father of Jane Burton who was born in 1607. 

In Cometanic ancestry, James is categorised as part of the 14th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.

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