Robert Sharples (May 22, 1614 – c. 1690) was the 9th great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s distant paternal ancestors in the Stringfellow family line. Born in Blackburn in Lancashire, Robert is understood to have been the husband of Katherin Lawe and the father to Lawrence who was born in 1641. Robert named his son after his father Lawrence Sharples (1580 – 1623). Robert’s mother was named Alice Pearson (1580 – 1625). Robert is recorded as having died at the age of seventy-six in Blackburn, Lancashire.
In Cometanic ancestry, Robert is categorised as part of the 11th generation retrograde, classifying him as a distant ancestor of Cometan.