Isabel de Meynell
- Marriage: Sir Gerard Braybrooke Knight 599
- Died: 25 Apr 1392, England 599
- Buried: Colmworth, Beadford, Bedfordshire, England 599
Another name for Isabel was Isabel Basset.
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 599
Sir Gerard married a second time to Isabel de Meynell, widow of both Sir Thomas de Shirley and Sir John de Woodhull. Isabel was the daughter of Sir Hugh de Meynell, of Langley Meynell, Kirk Langley, Durbyshire and his second wife, Alice, daughter of Sir Nicholas de Audley. Sir Gerard and Isabella had one son, Ralph, and one daughter Nichole.
~Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, p. 378
• Background Information. 141
Isabel, the mother of Hugh Shirley, appears to have been a sister of the last Lord, Ralph Basset, the 3rd Lord Basset of Drayton, -possibly of the half blood - inasmuch as Alice the mother of the last Lord, married secondly, Hugh de Meinill.
It is possible that she might have been a bastard sister, and "the late Francis Townshend, Esq., Windsor Herald (1784-1819), on the authority of Robert Glover, Somerset, a most learned and skilful herald, considered the illegitimacy of Isabel Shirley to be indisputable; quoting a pedigree drawn out in 1583 by that herald (Glover) for Sir George Shirley, her lineal descendant and heir, in which she is called natural sister of the last Baron.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, pp. 3-4, footnote (f)
Isabel married Sir Gerard Braybrooke Knight, son of Sir Gerard de Braybrooke Knight and Elizabeth Dakeny.599 (Sir Gerard Braybrooke Knight was born about 1332 in Colmworth, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England and died on 1 Feb 1403 in England 599.)