Lees Of Virginia


 

Anne Constable

   Below is a list of the direct ancestors of Anne Constable, proven for the first time, an on the record lineage for Anne, wife of Richard Lee.
I am currently writing a novel about Richard Lee and Anne Constable.

Why the mystery behind Anne Constable?  This woman was the wife of the man who started the lineage of the Virginia Lee Family.  This woman was the mother who gave birth to famous Americans for generations to come.  Here is an example in which as of today, the LFDA (Lee Family Digital Archives) shows so incorrectly, what the expert historians who govern over the history of Richard Lee and the Lee Family have to say about the wife of Richard Lee:

Richard Lee married Anne Constable (b. 1622), a native of London whom he met in England and who may have come to Virginia when he did. Little is known about Anne, and some have even questioned whether her surname was even Constable. However, if so, Anne was a daughter of Londoner Francis Constable who had connections with Sir John Thorowgood, one of King Charles I’s personal attendants. It is unclear whether Richard and Anne married in London or at Jamestown. When Richard died Anne was given a life-right to their home on Dividing Creek, where she is said to be buried. Anne remarried, to a Edmund Lister, and disappeared from the records. 


First off,  the records show Anne and Richard met on the voyage from England to America, she is buried next to Richard now and her death date is proven, even though she did remarry after Richard death, which was prudent of most widows of that time.  Her parentage has been proven and the fact that her parents sent Anne away to escape a certain death from the plague if she stayed, for Anne lost both her parents shortly after her departure, then later, Richard sent for the only two other remaining siblings of 9 Constable children that had been taken by the plague, after he married Anne.  The fact that Anne was sent as a ward of the King to the America's with such promineince shows her family was of uncommon origins, and that marriage of Richard and Anne did most certainly take place in Jamestown, 2 years after Richard began courting Anne, and it is because of Anne's connections, it is beleived that Richard Lee climbed the political ladder so rapidly.
 

    

Ancestors of Anne Constable


Generation 1


1. Anne Constable1, 2, daughter of Francis Constable and Alice Owen was born on 21 Feb 1620/21

in Londen, England1. She died on 06 Oct 1706 in Dividing Creek, Northumberland, Co, Va.
Notes for Anne Constable:
ca 1240


Ward, Francis, Wyatt Govenor, Virginia


Generation 2


2. Francis Constable1, son of Robert Constable and Margery Barker was born on 14 May 1592 in

Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England1. He died on 01 Aug 1647 in Londontown, plague. He married
Alice Owen.
3. Alice Owen was born in 1595 in England1. She died in Aug 1647 in Westminster, London,
England1.
Notes for Francis Constable:
Francis Constable was baptized at Datchet, co. Bucks 14 May 1592 the son of Robert and Margery
(Barker) Constable and grandson on the maternal side of Christopher Barker, printer to Queen
Elizabeth I. His career as a bookseller and printer is summarized in "A Dictionary of the Booksellers
and Printers who were at work in England from 1641 to 1667", by Henry R. Plomer:-"Francis
Constable,bookseller in London and Westminster firstly at the (sign of) the White Lion, Paul's
Churchyard, 1616-24; then in St Paul's Church Yard at the sign of the Crane, 1631; then under St
Martin's Church in Ludgate, 1637; then at King Street, Westminster at the sign of the Goat, 1640;
then at Westminster Hall,1640.He took up his freedom July 2nd 1614.His first registered
publication was "Hymens Triumphes, entered on January 13th.1614/15.He published large
numbers of plays,in which he was associated for some years with Humphrey Moseley.It is probable
that he rented a stall in Westminster Hall very much earlier than 1640 but that is the first
appearance of the Hall in the imprint of any book."


will probate Aug 1647 Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster



Notes for Alice Owen:

Francis and Alice Constable were the parents of fifteen Children,four sons and eleven daughters:


1. Alice, bapt. St. Gregory by St. Paul, London 24 September 1615 [PR]

2. Sarah, bapt. St. Gregory by St. Paul 16 March 1616/7 [Pr] ~ Bishop of London license, 6
October 1646, to marry Anthony Savage -note misstatement of her age in the allegations. Francis
Constable apparently signed the instrument himself. She probably died before going to Virginia but
her husband went and bought 50 acres of land from (Col.)Richard Lee [Va. Patents 2:153]). She
and her husband were among those who presented the will of her mother for probate 22nd.
September 1647.
3. Joan, bapt. St. Gregory by St. Paul 11 September 1618 [PR].
4. Mary, bapt. St. Andrew, Enfield, Co. Middlesex 21st October 1619 [Enfield PR]. Still unmarried,
she was among those who presented her mother's will for probate.
5. Elizabeth, bapt. St. Gregory by St. Paul 24 October 1620 [PR], no further record.
6. ANNE, bapt.St. Gregory by St.Paul 21 February 1621/2. She was not among those who
presented her mother's will for probate but this may mean only that she was already out of the
country. Gibbon stated that Anna Constable was the wife of (Col.) Richard Lee.
7. Margaret, bapt. St. Gregory by St. Paul 26 June 1623, married St. Margaret, Westminster,
Robert Hunny.
8. Rachel, bapt. St. Gregory by St. Paul 24 September 1624 [PR], no further record.
9. Simon, bapt. Datchet, co. Bucks 14 August 1625, bur. St. Andrew Undershaft, London 29
November 1627. 10. Robert, bapt. St. Andrew Undershaft 24 August 1626 [PR], twin, bur.
10 September 1626 [PR].
11. Roger, bapt. St. Andrew Undershaft 24 August 1626 [PR], twin, bur. 10 September 1626 [PR].
12. Alice, bapt. St. Andrew Undershaft 16 March 1627/8 [PR], no further record.

13. Frances, bapt. St. Andrew Undershaft 5th July 1629, she was among those who presented her

mother's will for probate.
14. Rachel, bapt. St. Andrew Undershaft 18 July 1630, married York County, Va. after 3 April 1651
[York co. Records 1:132] John Chew, Gent.; Richard Lee was one of her trustees in the pre-nuptial
agreement. She was among those who presented her mother's will for probate.
15. Robert, bapt. St. Andrew Undershaft 2 October 1631 [PR], bur. St. Margaret, Westminster 28
August 1647.
Francis Constable died 1st. August 1647 of the plague and was buried the following day from St.
Margaret, Westminster, while his widow was buried 4 August 1647. These registers are published
and it should be noted that "Mr." is misread "Mrs." in his burial entry. Their only remaining son
Robert was carried off by the plague the same month (buried 28 August) and it was after his death
that the will of Alice Constable was filed for probate.

will of widow ALice Constable probate 22 sep 1647


Alice Owen and Francis Constable had the following child:


1. i. Anne Constable was born on 21 Feb 1620/21 in Londen, England1. She died on 06

Oct 1706 in Dividing Creek, Northumberland, Co, Va.
Generation 3

4. Robert Constable1, son of Robert Constable and Barbara Cathrall was born in 1565 in Dotchet,

Buckinghamshire, England1. He married Margery Barker in 15901.
5. Margery Barker1, daughter of Christopher Barker and Rachel Day was born in 1570 in Datchet,
Buckinghamshire, England1. She died in England1.
Margery Barker and Robert Constable had the following child:

2. i. Francis Constable was born on 14 May 1592 in Datchet, Buckinghamshire,

England1. He died on 01 Aug 1647 in Londontown, plague. He married Alice Owen.
She was born in 1595 in England1. She died in Aug 1647 in Westminster, London,
England1. He married Alice Owen. She was born in 1595 in England1. She died in
Aug 1647 in Westminster, London, England1.
Generation 4

8. Robert Constable1, son of Thomas Constable and Haldenby was born in 1538 in Kent, England1.

He died in 1590 in Northpickingham, Norfolk, England1. He married Barbara Cathrall.
9. Barbara Cathrall1 was born in 1522 in England1. She died in 1580 in England1.
Barbara Cathrall and Robert Constable had the following child:

4. i. Robert Constable was born in 1565 in Dotchet, Buckinghamshire, England1. He

married Margery Barker in 15901, daughter of Christopher Barker and Rachel Day.
She was born in 1570 in Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England1. She died in
England1.
10. Christopher Barker1, son of William Barker was born in 15411. He died on 29 Nov 1599 in
Datchet, England1. He married Rachel Day.
11. Rachel Day1 was born in 15601. She died in 16071.
Rachel Day and Christopher Barker had the following child:

5. i. Margery Barker was born in 1570 in Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England1. She died

in England1. She married Robert Constable in 15901, son of Robert Constable and
Barbara Cathrall. He was born in 1565 in Dotchet, Buckinghamshire, England1.
Generation 5

16. Thomas Constable1, son of Robert Constable and Jane Ingleby was born in 1506 in Nuneaton,

Warwickshire, England1. He married Haldenby.
17. Haldenby1 was born in 1515 in Yorkshire, England1.
Haldenby and Thomas Constable had the following child:

8. i. Robert Constable was born in 1538 in Kent, England1. He died in 1590 in

Northpickingham, Norfolk, England1. He married Barbara Cathrall. She was born in
1522 in England1. She died in 1580 in England1. He married Barbara Cathrall. She
was born in 1522 in England1. She died in 1580 in England1.
20. William Barker1, son of Humphrey Barker was born in 1518 in Stoakesley, Yorkshire, England1.
He died on 30 Oct 1590 in Aston Manor, England1.
William Barker had the following child:

10. i. Christopher Barker was born in 15411. He died on 29 Nov 1599 in Datchet,

England1. He married Rachel Day. She was born in 15601. She died in 16071.
Generation 6

32. Robert Constable1, 2, son of Marmaduke Constable and Joyce Stafford was born in 1480 in

Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 08 Jul 1538 in Hull, Yorkshire, England1. He
married Jane Ingleby in 1492 in Yorkshire, England1.
33. Jane Ingleby1, daughter of William Ingleby and Katherine Stillington was born in 1472 in Ripley,
Yorkshire, England1. She died in 1525 in England1.
Jane Ingleby and Robert Constable had the following child:

16. i. Thomas Constable was born in 1506 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England1. He

married Haldenby. She was born in 1515 in Yorkshire, England1. He married
Haldenby. She was born in 1515 in Yorkshire, England1.
40. Humphrey Barker1, son of John Barker and Margaret Coleclough was born in 1492 in England1.
He died in 1538 in Aston, Warwickshire, England1.
Humphrey Barker had the following child:

20. i. William Barker was born in 1518 in Stoakesley, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 30

Oct 1590 in Aston Manor, England1.
Generation 7

64. Marmaduke Constable1, son of Sir Robert Constable and Agnes Wentworth was born in 1458 in

Burton, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 29 Nov 1518 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1. He married
Joyce Stafford in 1480 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1.
65. Joyce Stafford1, daughter of Humphrey Stafford and Eleanor Aylesbury was born in 1460 in
Grafton, Worcestershire, England1. She died in 1500 in Flambourgh, Yorkshire, England1.
Joyce Stafford and Marmaduke Constable had the following child:

32. i. Robert Constable was born in 1480 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He died

on 08 Jul 1538 in Hull, Yorkshire, England1. He married Jane Ingleby in 1492 in
Yorkshire, England1, daughter of William Ingleby and Katherine Stillington. She was
born in 1472 in Ripley, Yorkshire, England1. She died in 1525 in England1.
66. William Ingleby1 was born in 1446 in Ripley, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 04 Dec 1501 in
England1. He married Katherine Stillington.
67. Katherine Stillington1 was born in 1453 in Acaster, Yorkshire, England1. She died on 16 Feb
1499/00 in Ripley, Yorkshire, England1.
Katherine Stillington and William Ingleby had the following child:

33. i. Jane Ingleby was born in 1472 in Ripley, Yorkshire, England1. She died in 1525 in

England1. She married Robert Constable in 1492 in Yorkshire, England1, son of
Marmaduke Constable and Joyce Stafford. He was born in 1480 in Flamborough,
Yorkshire, England1. He died on 08 Jul 1538 in Hull, Yorkshire, England1.
80. John Barker1, son of John Barker and Elizabeth Grene was born in 1462 in Claverley, Shropshire,
England1. He died in 1531 in Colehurst, Nr Market Drayton, Shropshire, England1. He married
Margaret Coleclough.
81. Margaret Coleclough1. She died in 1538 in England1.

Margaret Coleclough and John Barker had the following child:


40. i. Humphrey Barker was born in 1492 in England1. He died in 1538 in Aston,

Warwickshire, England1.
Generation 8

128. Sir Robert Constable1, son of Robert (Sir) Constable and Agnes Gascoigne was born in 1430 in

Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 23 May 1488 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1.
He married Agnes Wentworth on 02 Jan 1457/58 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1.
129. Agnes Wentworth1 was born in 1440 in Nettlested, Suffolk, England1. She died on 20 Apr 1496 in
Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1.
Agnes Wentworth and Sir Robert Constable had the following child:

64. i. Marmaduke Constable was born in 1458 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1. He died on

29 Nov 1518 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1. He married Joyce Stafford in 1480 in
Burton, Yorkshire, England1, daughter of Humphrey Stafford and Eleanor
Aylesbury. She was born in 1460 in Grafton, Worcestershire, England1. She died in
1500 in Flambourgh, Yorkshire, England1.
130. Humphrey Stafford1 was born in 1400 in Grafton, Worcestershire, England1. He died in 1467 in
Grafton, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England1. He married Eleanor Aylesbury.
131. Eleanor Aylesbury1 was born in 1407 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England1. She died in
1482 in Grafton, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England1.
Eleanor Aylesbury and Humphrey Stafford had the following child:

65. i. Joyce Stafford was born in 1460 in Grafton, Worcestershire, England1. She died in

1500 in Flambourgh, Yorkshire, England1. She married Marmaduke Constable in
1480 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1, son of Sir Robert Constable and Agnes
Wentworth. He was born in 1458 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 29 Nov
1518 in Burton, Yorkshire, England1.
160. John Barker1, son of William Barker and Ann Rowlowe was born in 1436 in Hallon, Shropshire,
England1. He died in 1507 in Calverhall Manor, Shropshire, England1. He married Elizabeth Grene
in 1466 in Claverley, Shropshire, England1.
161. Elizabeth Grene1 was born in 1440 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England1. She died in 1495 in
England1.
Elizabeth Grene and John Barker had the following child:

80. i. John Barker was born in 1462 in Claverley, Shropshire, England1. He died in 1531

in Colehurst, Nr Market Drayton, Shropshire, England1. He married Margaret
Coleclough. She died in 1538 in England1.
Generation 9

256. Robert (Sir) Constable2, son of Marmaduke (Sir) Constable and Catherine Cumberworth was

born in 1385 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He died in 1441 in Beverley, Yorkshire,
England1. He married Agnes Gascoigne in 1416 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1.
257. Agnes Gascoigne1, daughter of William Gascoigne and Elizabeth Mowbray was born in 1389 in
Gawthorpe Hal, Harewood, Yorkshire, England1. She died in 14661.
Agnes Gascoigne and Robert (Sir) Constable had the following child:

128. i. Sir Robert Constable was born in 1430 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He

died on 23 May 1488 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He married Agnes
Wentworth on 02 Jan 1457/58 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. She was born
in 1440 in Nettlested, Suffolk, England1. She died on 20 Apr 1496 in Flamborough,
Yorkshire, England1.
320. William Barker1, son of Henry Barker and Margery Lovestick was born in 1400 in Hallon, Worfield,
Shropshire, England1. He died in 1480 in Hallon, England1. He married Ann Rowlowe in 1425 in
England1.
321. Ann Rowlowe1, daughter of John Colynson Rowlowe was born in 1400 in Stableford, Shropshire,

England1.


Ann Rowlowe and William Barker had the following child:


160. i. John Barker was born in 1436 in Hallon, Shropshire, England1. He died in 1507 in

Calverhall Manor, Shropshire, England1. He married Elizabeth Grene in 1466 in
Claverley, Shropshire, England1. She was born in 1440 in Bridgnorth, Shropshire,
England1. She died in 1495 in England1.
Generation 10

512. Marmaduke (Sir) Constable2, son of Robert Constable and Margaret Skipwith was born in 1360

in Flamborough, Bridlington, East Ride Yorkshire, England1. He died in 1404 in Flamborough,
Yorkshire, England1. He married Catherine Cumberworth in 1385 in England1.
513. Catherine Cumberworth1 was born in 1360 in Somerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England1. She
died in 1404 in England1.
Catherine Cumberworth and Marmaduke (Sir) Constable had the following child:

256. i. Robert (Sir) Constable was born in 1385 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He

died in 1441 in Beverley, Yorkshire, England1. He married Agnes Gascoigne in
1416 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1, daughter of William Gascoigne and
Elizabeth Mowbray. She was born in 1389 in Gawthorpe Hal, Harewood, Yorkshire,
England1. She died in 14661.
514. William Gascoigne1 was born in 1335 in Gawthorpe, Yorkshire, England1. He died on 17 Dec
1419 in Harewood, Yorkshire, England1. He married Elizabeth Mowbray.
515. Elizabeth Mowbray1 was born in 1340 in Kirklington, Yorkshire, England1. She died in 1391 in
Harewood, Yorkshire, England1.
Elizabeth Mowbray and William Gascoigne had the following child:

257. i. Agnes Gascoigne was born in 1389 in Gawthorpe Hal, Harewood, Yorkshire,

England1. She died in 14661. She married Robert (Sir) Constable in 1416 in
Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1, son of Marmaduke (Sir) Constable and
Catherine Cumberworth. He was born in 1385 in Flamborough, Yorkshire,
England1. He died in 1441 in Beverley, Yorkshire, England1.
640. Henry Barker1, son of William Barker and Margery Wharwood was born in 1374 in Hallon,
Worfield, Shropshire, England1. He died in 1438 in Hallon, England1. He married Margery
Lovestick in 1398 in Hallon, Shropshire, England1.
641. Margery Lovestick1, daughter of Stephen Lovestick was born in 1368 in Hallon, Shropshire,
England1. She died in 1438 in Hallon, Gloucestershire, England1.
Margery Lovestick and Henry Barker had the following child:

320. i. William Barker was born in 1400 in Hallon, Worfield, Shropshire, England1. He died

in 1480 in Hallon, England1. He married Ann Rowlowe in 1425 in England1. She
was born in 1400 in Stableford, Shropshire, England1.
642. John Colynson Rowlowe1 was born in 1375 in Wotton, Shropshire, England1.
John Colynson Rowlowe had the following child:

321. i. Ann Rowlowe was born in 1400 in Stableford, Shropshire, England1. She married

William Barker in 1425 in England1, son of Henry Barker and Margery Lovestick. He
was born in 1400 in Hallon, Worfield, Shropshire, England1. He died in 1480 in
Hallon, England1.
Generation 11

1024. Robert Constable1, son of William Constable and Joan Fitzhugh was born in 1317 in

Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. He died in 1400 in Flamborough, East Riding, Yorkshire,
England1. He married Margaret Skipwith in 1339 in Flamborough, East Riding, Yorkshire,
England1.

1025. Margaret Skipwith1 was born in 1317 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1. She died in England1.



Margaret Skipwith and Robert Constable had the following child:


512. i. Marmaduke (Sir) Constable was born in 1360 in Flamborough, Bridlington, East

Ride Yorkshire, England1. He died in 1404 in Flamborough, Yorkshire, England1.
He married Catherine Cumberworth in 1385 in England1. She was born in 1360 in
Somerby, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England1. She died in 1404 in England1.
1280. William Barker1, son of Roger Le Barker and Alice Lebarker was born in 1349 in Hallon, Worfield,
Shropshire, England1. He died in 1411 in Calverhall Manor, Shropshire, England1. He married
Margery Wharwood in 1373 in Warfield, Shropshire, England1.

1281. Margery Wharwood1 was born in 1350 in Haresfield, Wheatenhurst, Gloucestershire, England1.


Margery Wharwood and William Barker had the following child:


640. i. Henry Barker was born in 1374 in Hallon, Worfield, Shropshire, England1. He died

in 1438 in Hallon, England1. He married Margery Lovestick in 1398 in Hallon,
Shropshire, England1. She was born in 1368 in Hallon, Shropshire, England1. She
died in 1438 in Hallon, Gloucestershire, England1.
1282. Stephen Lovestick1 was born in 1338 in Hallon, Shropshire, England1. He died in 1368 in Hallon,
Gloucestershire, England1.

Stephen Lovestick had the following child:


641. i. Margery Lovestick was born in 1368 in Hallon, Shropshire, England1. She died in

1438 in Hallon, Gloucestershire, England1. She married Henry Barker in 1398 in
Hallon, Shropshire, England1, son of William Barker and Margery Wharwood. He
was born in 1374 in Hallon, Worfield, Shropshire, England1. He died in 1438 in
Hallon, England.