Richard Baynes (1482 – ????) was the 13th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Hardacre family line. Born in Lancashire, Richard was the husband of Maud Croft. He and his wife are two of the earliest known Cometanic ancestors in the Hardacre family line. Details regarding Richard’s are currently unknown, although he is registered as having had a son also named Richard (1522 – 1605).
In Cometanic ancestry, Richard is categorised as part of the 15th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.