Richard Cross (c. 1651 – c. 1721) was the 9th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Stringfellow family line. Born in Bretherton, Lancashire, Richard is recorded as having been named after his father Richard Cross (1624 – 1677) and his mother was named Margaret Wainman. Richard lived in Bretherton throughout his life and married a lady named Margret Whittle who whom he had at least one daughter also named Margaret born in 1682. Richard is understood to have died at the age of seventy in Bretherton.
In Cometanic ancestry, Richard is categorised as part of the 11th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.