Richard Gothard (September 1615 – ????) was the 10th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Hardacre family line. Born in Kirkburton in York, Richard is recorded as having been the husband to Hellen Burley and to have fathered a son named Joseph in 1656. Little is else is known of Richard’s life as the details of his death and the identities of his parents remains unknown.
In Cometanic ancestry, Richard is categorised as part of the 12th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.