Richard Hatton (1490 – 1550) was the 16th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Taylor family line. Born in Cheshire, Richard is recorded as having been the son of Thomas Hatton (1462 – 1520) and as having been the husband of Margaret Shaw (1490 – 1555). Richard is known to have named his son Thomas, born in 1507, after his father. Richard is recorded as having died at the age of sixty in Cheshire.
In Cometanic ancestry, Richard is categorised as part of the 18th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.