Giles Willan (1570 – January 15, 1624) was the 12th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the McKerney family line. Born in Dent, Yorkshire, Giles was the son of John and Elizabeth Willan and married a lady called Elizabeth Hall (1544 – 1616) on 19th August 1565 with whom he had at least one child named Henry Willan (1595 – 1668) which connects Giles to Cometanic ancestry. Following Elizabeth’s death, Giles married Agnes Corney on 24th June 1616 in Dent, Yorkshire (in modern-day Cumbria). Giles is recorded to have died at the age of fifty-four in Dent, Yorkshire.
In Cometanic ancestry, Giles is categorised as part of the 14th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.