Mrs Elizabeth Roberts was appointed as nanny, nurse and governess to the Constable family in 1821 when their mother Maria, having suffered a miscarriage and two live births, was pregnant with her third child. Maria was pregnant for most of her twelve year marriage to John Constable and it soon became obvious that she was going to have difficulty in feeding her babies and that she was not going to be able to look after all her children all the time.
- Charley wrote from Portsmouth ending “Tell Bob she made me very comfortable, what should I have done without her.”
- Abram wrote to his nephew Charley (Charles Golding) in 1839 “She is a valuable friend and millions would not purchase such a one”
- "When in 1836, Mrs Roberts was unable to work due to severe rheumatism John Constable said he felt "truly helpless".
- Brighton in 1824 - when John Constable sent Maria to the seaside to improve her health, Mrs Roberts and Ellen (their chief maid) went with Maria and the children
- Brighton in 1834 - Mrs Roberts took the sickly eldest son, John Charles to Brighton to recuperate from rheumatic fever
- Folkestone in 1832 when Charley(Charles Golding) started at his new school, Mrs Roberts wrote to him just before his birthday reminding him to attend to his studies, not to get salt on his clothes and to write to his sister Emily who would be eight the same day he would be twelve. She sent parcels to the two older boys when John joined his brother at the Folkestone school
- Portsmouth in 1835 – Mrs Roberts accompanied John and Alfie Constable, when Charley (Charles Golding) went to sea for the first time aged fourteen
- Unlocking the Constable studio and showing paintings to potential purchasers
- Visiting the Constable children at their schools