William Baynes (1560 – 1614) was the 11th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Hardacre family line. Born in Bleasdale in Lancashire, William is recorded as having been the son of Richard Baynes (1522 – 1605) and the husband to Anne with whom he had at least one daughter named Elizabeth in 1587. Little else is known of William expect for that he died at the age of fifty-four. 

In Cometanic ancestry, William is categorised as part of the 13th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.

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