James Astle (1700 – January 29, 1742) was the 9th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Taylor family line. Born in Cheshire, James is registered as having been the husband of Martha Pownall with whom he had at least one child named George who was born in 1722. James is also recorded as having been the son of both Randle and Margaret Astle. James died at the age of forty-two in Stockport at St. Mary’s Church.
In Cometanic ancestry, James is categorised as part of the 11h generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.