John Welch (September 9, 1655 – ????) was the 9th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Stringfellow family line. Born in Eccleston-by-Chorley, John is recorded as the husband of Lady Margaret Todd and the father of Henry Walch. The details surrounding John’s death remain unknown although his parents are registered as Sir John Welch and Frances Webb.
In Cometanic ancestry, John is categorised as part of the 11th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.