Sir Richard de Houghton, Knight (also spelt as de Houghton; 1328 – June 30, 1415) was the 23rd great-grandfather of Cometan, classified as one of Cometan’s medieval paternal ancestors in the Taylor family line.  

Born in Samlesbury, Lancashire, Sir Richard was the husband of Joan de Houghton and is also known to have been the father of Sir William de Houghton, Knight. He was also the son of Adam de Houghton and Ellen Venables. Sir Richard is recorded as having also died in Samlesbury between the age of eighty-six and eighty-seven.  

In Cometanic ancestry, Sir Richard is categorised as part of the 25th generation retrograde, and because he was born before 1453, he is classified as a medieval ancestor of Cometan, a title that is rarely bestowed.