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.