About Isabel STRELLEY
Isabel Strelley was the daughter of Nicholas Strelley of Strelley, Nottinghamshire (c.1480-August 25, 1560) and, probably, Isabel (or Elizabeth) Spencer (1496-August 25, 1560?). Unfortunately, Sir Nicholas is listed in various online genealogies with three different wives and few dates. The other two are Sara (or Grace) Digby and Ellen Gresley. Isabel was left a bequest in the will of her father’s cousin, Jane Strelley in 1546/7. The order in which she and her siblings are listed indicates that she may have been the oldest child. She was a waiting gentlewoman in the household of Eleanor Paston, countess of Rutland in the 1530s and early 1540s, along with Anne Bassett and Catherine Stradling.