James Forshaw (1520 – ????) was the 13th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant maternal ancestors in the Cottam family line. Born in Kirkham, Lancashire, James was married to Elizabeth Hassocke and raised at least one son named George. Details about James’ death remain unknown as are the identities of his parents.
In Cometanic ancestry, James is classified as part of the 15th generation retrograde, categorising him as a distant ancestor of Cometan. Along with Elizabeth Hassocke, James Forshaw is the earliest of Cometan’s known maternal ancestors in the Cottam family line.