Isabel was the first child of Joyce Culpeper and Sir Ralph Leigh. She had two younger sisters and two younger brothers:
- Margaret Leigh (born ca.1500); married a man surnamed Rice.
- Joyce Leigh (born ca.1504); married John Stanney. May have had issue.
- John Leigh (born ca.1502); married Elizabeth, surname unknown. Had issue.
- Ralph Leigh (born ca.1498; died ca. 1561); married Margaret Ireland. Had issue.
- Margaret Howard (ca. 1515 – 10 Oct 1572); married Sir Thomas Arundell of Wardour Castle, son of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne and Lady Eleanor Grey. Had issue.
- Mary Howard (born after 1515); married Edmund Trafford.
- Henry Howard (born after 1515); married Anne Howard.
- Charles Howard (born after 1515).
- George Howard (ca. 1519 – 1580).
- Catherine Howard (ca. 1521 – 13 Feb 1542); married Henry VIII of England.
Marriage and issue
- Henry Baynton (b. c 1536). Married Anne Cavendish. Had issue.
- Francis Baynton (b. 1537)
- Anne Baynton (d. young)
After Edward's death in 1544, Isabel married James Stumpe of Malmesbury, Wiltshire. James had been her step-daughter Bridget's husband, and Isabel and James married after Bridget died in 1545. James died in 1563.
Isabel married a Thomas Stafford about 1565.
Wife of the Vice-Chamberlain and sister to the Queen
The leases of many manors such as Paddington, Temple Rockley, and Chisbury were given to Edward during his marriage to Isabel. Some of the leases were given to Isabel after Edward's death, and they passed on to their son Henry. On New Year's Day 1532, Isabel made a gift of a shirt to the King, following a gesture that had first been made by Edward's first wife Elizabeth.
Isabel became one of Catherine Howard's Ladies of the Privy Chamber upon her marriage to Henry VIII. Her husband Edward Baynton was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household to all of Henry VIII's later queens, including Catherine Howard. When Queen Catherine was banished from court in 1541, Isabel was one of the four ladies-in-waiting she was allowed to take with her. An account of the jewels that was taken following the Queen's arrest noted that she had given a "girdle of gold" to the Lady Baynton.
Later life and death
In 1550, Isabel obtained a lease for the dissolved monastery at Edington, Wiltshire with Edward Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings of Loughborough. An interest in the manor of Faulston near Salisbury was declined by Isabel, but after her death in February 1573 the interest was taken up by her son Henry.
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