Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Ragan to Rainer


RAGAN, David. Per "Dick", 1821

1824 Aug 21

Servant to William Joyce; to be sent to Emu Plains. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta; listed as Rogan (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.45)

1824 Aug 26

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Western Mountain road party (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.199)

RAGAN, John. Per "Minerva", 1821

1821 Dec 21

On list of convicts landed from the "Minerva" and forwarded to Bringelly for distribution; listed as Rogan (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.170)

1824 Apr 9,27

To take charge of the grazing run of Jonathan Hassall situated at Grant Creek, 37 miles from Bathurst (Fiche 3091, 4/1837B No.434 p.647; Reel 6013, 4/3511 p.16)

RAGAN, Margaret. Per "Speke", 1808


On list of convicts sentenced to transportation, 1805-6 (Fiche 3289; 4/2772.2A p.2)

RAGAN, Thomas (Per "Baring", 1815) see POWELL, Thomas

RAGAN, Timothy. Per "Surrey", 1814

1814 Sep 10

On list of convicts who died at sea on board "Surry" (Reel 6038; SZ758 pp.535-6)

RAGG, James. Per "John Barry", 1819

1820 Jan 24

Request that Ragg be allowed to remain in General Hospital as a wardsman, Major Druitt having requested his services as a sawyer (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.57-8)

1822 Sep 21

On list of prisoners assigned; listed as Rag (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.104)

1824 Apr 28

Returned into Government employ 18 Aug 1823. On return of bonded mechanics (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.7)

1824 Oct 8

Sawyer. Assigned convict tradesman whose master was a defaulter in payment for (Fiche 3293; 5/3821.1 p.3)

1825 Apr 19

Government sawyer at Emu Plains. Depositions re case of William Wood charged with stealing & killing a pig and Joseph Peters charged with purchasing stolen tea (Reel 6063; 4/1786 pp.11b-12b)

RAGG, John (Per "Larkins", 1817) see WRAGG, John



1822 Jun 20

On schedule of bills drawn upon H.M. Treasury (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.44a)

RAILE, Maurice. Per "Three Bees", 1814; constable at Sydney


Signatory to petition from the ordinary constables of Sydney complaining of the diminution of their rations (Reel 6055; 4/1760 p.43c)

1822 Dec 27-1825 Aug 30

On pay lists of constables employed at Sydney (Reel 6029, 4/7016A pp.14-216, 4/7016B pp.6-208 & 4/7016C pp.227-384; Reel 6030, 4/7016D pp.20-386; Reel 6061, 4/1780 pp.207c, 222c)

1823 Mar

On list of constables in Sydney from Sep 1820 to Mar 1823; appointed 20 Jul 1822 (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.66)

1824 Jul 16

Appointed constable in Sydney on 9 Jul; his name to be inserted in the victualling allowance list of constables (Reel 6061; 4/1780 p.210)

1824 Dec 31

On list of district and other constables doing duty in Sydney and its vicinity (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.314b)


1821 Sep 8

Labourer. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.97)

RAIN, Mary. Per "Francis and Eliza", 1815

1819 Apr 30, May 4

Re permission to marry at Liverpool (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.102)

RAIN, Michael (Per "Sea Flower", 1820) see KAIN, Michael

RAIN, Roddy alias CAIN. Per "Prince Regent", 1824

1824 Jul 21

On list of convicts landed from the "Prince Regent" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.2)


1814 Apr 30

Paid from the Police Fund for apprehending army deserters (Reel 6038; SZ758 p.490)

1823 Oct 9

Of Emu Plains. Evidence of James Sanders, runaway (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.9)

1823 Oct 28

Formerly of the Royal Veteran Company; to receive a grant of 100 acres of land in any part of the Colony already surveyed (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.484)

RAINE, Edward


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.78)

RAINE, Henry. Per "Ocean", 1816

1816 Feb 5

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Ocean" and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.338)

1822 Oct 4

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.104)

1824 Aug 21

Attached to Windsor Road Gang. On return of proceedings of the Bench of Magistrates, Parramatta (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.46)

RAINE, John. Merchant; brother of Thomas Raine

Arrived in Hobart in November 1819 on the "Regalia", later moving to Sydney; travelled to England in 1821 with sea-elephant oil from Macquarie Island and wool from Van Diemen's Land, returning to Sydney on the "Thalia" in 1823; settled in New South Wales making frequent visits to Van Diemen's Land where he had land; built a steam flour mill at Parramatta which he ran in conjunction with a bakery, general store and stage coach service to Sydney.


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.77)

1820 Jan 25

Bill drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1744 p.390 & 4/1745 p.72)

1820 Mar 23

Re muster of crew of "Regalia" (Reel 6007; 4/3501 p.309)

1820 Mar 25

Enquiring if Principal Superintendent's certificate sufficient permission for Helen Butler and John Rowton to leave the Colony on his ship "Regalia" (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.235-6)

1821 Mar 14

Re permission for Ann Newport to proceed to Van Diemen's Land per the "St Michael" to enter the service of Mr and Mrs Raine (Reel 6007; 4/3503 p.166)

1823 Mar 12

Requested to furnish a statement of the number of convicts he could support off the Stores for a grant of land in proportion to his means (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.439)

1823 Mar 17

To receive a grant of two thousand acres and six assigned convicts (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.472)

1824 Jan 1

Re assignment of Charles King to Raine in 1820 (Reel 6061; 4/1778 p.2)


Recommending Andrew Nichols in support of Nichols' application for land (Fiche 3147; 4/1843B No.603 p.862)

1825 Mar 28

Requesting allowance of as many men and rations as necessary for picking & preparing for export, Asclepias Syriacum [wild cotton trees] (Reel 6062; 4/1782 pp.39-39b). Reply, 12 Apr (Reel 6014; 4/3514 p.55)

1825 Mar 28, Oct 24

Memorial for grant at Parramatta to erect steam engine for grinding corn (Fiche 3152; 4/1844A No.673 pp.139-46)

1825 Apr 22

On list of persons who have received orders for grants of land (Fiche 3266; 9/2652 p.99)

1825 May 9

Signature in recommendation of Thomas William Middleton's memorial re retaining the situation of Inspector of Cattle (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.48c)

1825 May 11

On list of lands granted and reserved by Sir Thomas Brisbane (Fiche 3269; 9/2740 p.25)

1825 Jun 16

Employing Nathaniel Payton to erect the building intended for the steam engine. Memorial of Payton requesting an allotment of building ground near Raine's (Fiche 3149; 4/1843B No.634 p.1033)

1825 Oct 29, Dec 24,30

Re supply of wool to the Female Factory, Parramatta (Fiche 3303; 5/3821.2 pp.28-35)

1825 Nov

Re wool tendered to the Female Factory (Reel 6062; 4/1783 pp.126-8)

1825 Nov 5

Re tender to supply wool to the Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6015; 4/3515 p.534)

1825 Nov 30

Re transmission of letter from Raine to Mrs Fulloon (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.52)

RAINE, Robert. Settler at Bathurst

1823 Mar 17

Memorial and offering to take twenty men off the Stores (Fiche 3071; 4/1835B No.263 pp.619-22)

1823 Mar 19

Request for oxen to enable him to take up land grant at Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.185). Reply, 20 Mar (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.482)

1823 Dec 24

To be victualled from the Stores at Bathurst for six months; with six convict servants (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.52)

1824 c.Apr, Oct 8

On lists of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics (Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265h; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.5)

1825 Mar 8

Re his assigned mechanic Charles Marsh (Reel 6065; 4/1801 p.53)

1825 Apr 25

Memorial for land at Emu Valley, Fish River, Bathurst (Fiche 3152; 4/1844A No.674 pp.147-50)

1825 Aug 1,2

Re issue of cattle to from the Rooty Hill Establishment (Reel 6031; 4/7028D pp.177, 181, 185, 189)

1825 Aug 21

Twenty cows issued to from the Government Herds (Reel 6033; X829 p.53)

RAINE, Thomas see also RAINE & RAMSAY; "SURREY"

RAINE, Thomas. Mariner and merchant; master-owner of the "Surrey"; partner with David Ramsay in Raine & Ramsay; brother of John Raine

Made several voyages to New South Wales in the "Surrey" between 1814 and 1823; engaged in a variety of mercantile enterprises, such as establishing the first shore whaling station at Twofold Bay in 1818; in 1822 founded in partnership with David Ramsay the Sydney firm of Raine & Ramsay, general merchants, shipowners and agents; director of the Sydney and Van Diemen's Land Packet Co and of the Bank of New South Wales.


Qualified as a master mariner (Reel 6044; 4/1731 p.2)


Bill re salary paid to Samuel Nash on "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 p.105)

1814 Aug 17

Requesting visit to office (Reel 6004; 4/3493 p.246)

1814 Aug 18

To Committee of Survey to examine Raine re qualifications to command "Surrey" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.259, 264)

1814 Aug 20

Commission re appointment to command "Surrey" (Reel 6004; 4/3493 pp.260, 263)

1814 Aug 20

Expressing his gratitude for favourable reports (Reel 6044; 4/1731 p.3)

1814 Sep-Oct

Appointing Michael Robinson his proctor in the matter of the ship "Surry", Vice Admiralty Court (Reel 6040; 9/2735 pp.29-41)

1814 Sep 22

Re warrant to arrest "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.20-3)

1814 Sep 27

Re release of "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.24-6)

1814 Sep 27

Further papers re case against "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.27-31)

1814 Sep 27

Appointing Michael Robinson as his proctor (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.32-3)

1814 Oct

Testimony of witnesses in the case Pitcher and Nash v "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.52-104)

1814 Oct 4

Allegations in reply to the petitions of Messrs Pitcher and Nash against "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.39-46)

1814 Nov 2

Decision re case of Messrs Nash and Pitcher v "Surrey" (Reel 6044; 4/1731 pp.107-11)

1816 Feb 10

Statement re the shipping on board "Surrey", in London, of a case containing Captain Flinders' works and charts (Reel 6023; 4/1095.2 p.139)

1816 Oct 21

Insulted by soldier (Reel 6035; SZ11 pp.10-1)

1816 Dec 25

Letter in praise of from the convicts on board "Surrey" (Reel 6046; 4/1736 pp.25-9)

1817 Jan 6

Requesting survey of "Surrey" because of damage of stores (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.106)

1817 Jan 13

Re survey of damaged stores on board "Surrey" (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.453)

1817 Feb 4

Praising his conduct in transporting convicts per "Surrey" (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.488)

1817 Feb 18

Twelve tons of coal delivered to (Reel 6047; 4/1739 p.153)

1817 Mar 15

Re attested copy of the muster roll of the "Surrey" bound for Batavia and Calcutta (Reel 6018; 4/3521 pp.117-8)

1817 Mar 17

Re clearance for William Roberts as a passenger for Europe on the "Surrey" (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.119)

1819 Mar 9, May 3

Re payment for conveying convicts to Van Diemen's Land (Reel 6006; 4/3500 pp.20, 96-7)

1819 May 5, Jul 15,19

Bills drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.78,80-1 & pp.373, 375-6 [second copy])

1819 May 15

Re embarking of troops on board "Surrey" (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.113)

1819 Jun 5,18

Bills drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.79, 374)

1819 Jul 21

Carrying troops to India (Reel 6048; 4/1742 p.357)

1819 Oct 13

Tendering "Surrey" for conveyance of troops to India (Reel 6050; 4/1747 p.200)

1820 Oct 7

Re account for freight and victualling of four men received on "Surrey" at Van Diemen's Land, to be handed over to commander of "Morley" from whom he held receipt (Reel 6050; 4/1747 pp.195-6)

1821 Aug 29

Offered to further the enquiries of Philosophical Society of Australasia at Macquarie Island (Reel 6040; SZ1007 pp.15-6)

1822 Feb 7

Re passage for Michael Ryan (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.409)

1822 Feb 9

Re Michael Ryan working his passage home (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.136)

1822 Feb 25

Re leave of absence for William Fletcher (Reel 6054; 4/1759 p.176)

1822 Sep 9

Statement of provisions shipped on board "Surrey" for the use of convicts after their arrival (Reel 6023; 4/1095.2 p.141)

1823 Mar 11

Certificates for the Naval Commissioners re the arrival of the transport ship "Surrey" (Reel 6010; 4/3508 pp.33, 112-3)

1823 Mar 11

Re disposal of convicts per "Surrey" (Reel 6010; 4/3507 pp.421, 423-30)

1823 Mar 12,17

Requested to furnish a statement of the number of convicts he could support off the Stores for a grant of land in proportion to his means (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.439); Raine's reply (Fiche 3071; 4/1835B No.264 pp.623-6); to receive a grant of two thousand acres and six assigned convicts (Reel 6010; 4/3507 p.472)

1823 Mar 24

Of Bathurst. On list of persons receiving an assigned convict (Fiche 3290, 4/4570D p.55; Fiche 3291, 4/4570D p.105)

1823 May 1

To be victualled from the Store at Bathurst for six months; with six convict servants (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.228)

1823 May 13

Re smuggling of spirits into Port Stephens (Reel 6067; 4/1809 pp.54-9, 78, 80)

1823 Jul 10

A company called the "Sydney and Van Diemen's Land Packet Co" was to be shortly formed and permission to build two vessels, as well as relaxation of existing Port regulations, was requested (Reel 6056; 4/1765 pp.174-174c)

1823 Aug 13

Re contract between shipping company partners (Reel 6011; 4/3509 pp.64-5)

1823 Oct 25

Samuel Radcliffe convicted by the Criminal Court in Jul 1821 of stealing Raine's wheat (Reel 6057, 4/1768 p.51a; Reel 6011, 4/3509 p.476)

1823 Nov 7

Surety for Thomas Brown's bond (Fiche 3280; 4/7027 pp.8-10)

1823 Dec 3

John Grimes, master of the "Glory", informed that assistance in his accepted tender would be afforded him on the same terms as to Captain Raine (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.61)

1824 c.Apr, Oct 8

On lists of defaulters in payment for assigned convict mechanics (Reel 6061, 4/1778 p.265i; Fiche 3293, 5/3821.1 p.5)

1824 May 6

Re recommendation of Thomas Clarkson (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.149)

1824 May 11

Recommending Thomas Clarkson for a land grant (Fiche 3083; 4/1836B No.193A p.877). Reply, 20 May (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.275)

1824 c.Jul

On account of rents received for assigned convict tradesmen for the three quarters ending 30 Jun 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1779 p.173e)

1824 Jul 3,8

Of Raines Ville, Bathurst. Memorial for ticket of occupation near Bathurst (Fiche 3106; 4/1839A No.798 pp.231-8). Reply, 23 Jul (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.68)

1824 Oct 11

On return of grain in the possession of settlers and other private individuals in the District of Bathurst (Reel 6065; 4/1800 p.189)

1824 Oct 30

Four lambs sold to from the Government flock at Bathurst (Reel 6031; 4/7029A p.173)

1824 Nov

David Rees, his convict servant, sentenced to 100 lashes for insolent and insubordinate conduct (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.129)

1824 Dec 27

Promissory note drawn by W W Shennan in favour of Government payable by (Reel 6065; 4/1801 p.93)

1825 Aug 2,21

Re issue of cattle from Rooty Hill Establishment (Reel 6031; 4/7028D pp.177-9, 185-7); twenty cows issued to from the Government Herds (Reel 6033; X829 p.53)

1825 Nov 1

Of Bligh Street; merchant. On list of persons liable to serve as jurors in the district of Sydney (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.112b)

RAINE, William (Per "Adamant", 1821) see RAYNES, William

RAINE, William. Per "Earl Spencer", 1813

1813 Oct 14

On list of convicts disembarked from "Earl Spencer" and forwarded to William Cox at Windsor for distribution; listed as Reine (Reel 6003; 4/3491 p.560)


Servant to Richard Cobcroft of Wilberforce. Petition for ticket of leave (Fiche 3200; 4/1860 p.1)


RAINE & RAMSAY. Merchants of Sydney

1823 Jun 15

Re Raine and Ramsay receiving remission of excise duties on wine (Reel 6056; 4/1764 p.32)

1823 Dec 15

Account of brandy imported by since 1 Jan 1823 remaining in the Bonded Store (Reel 6059; 4/1773 p.32)

1823 Dec 31-1824 Dec 31

Listed on the Colonial Fund statements (Reel 6039; 4/424 pp.320, 414, 438, 441, 443)


Raine & Co paid from the Colonial Revenue Account for goods supplied Government (Reel 6059; 4/1774 p.33a)

1824 May 12-Nov 2

Memorials for an allotment at Henrietta Ville and for a 4,000 acre lease at Broken Bay (Fiche 3106; 4/1839A No.799 pp.239-50). Replies, 20 May and 6 Jul (Reel 6013; 4/3511 pp.272, 619)

1824 Sep

Signatory to memorial of resident merchants of Sydney remonstrating against the sending of Treasury bills to Batavia (Reel 6060; 4/1775 p.146b)

1824 Sep 23,30

Anthony Latrielle requested to procure a certificate of his means from (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.444); testifying to funds possessed by Anthony Latrielle (Fiche 3097; 4/1838A No.562 p.337)

1824 Dec 8

Re delivery of gun powder to Fort Phillip (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.58)

1825 Jan 4,13,27

Requesting a Colonial register for the cutter "Lord Liverpool", trading between Sydney & Newcastle (Reel 6068; 4/1812 pp.5-7). Reply, 26 Jan (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.326)

1825 Jan 13

On list of letters referred to Attorney General (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.254)

1825 May 9

Signature in recommendation of Thomas William Middleton's memorial re retaining the situation of Inspector of Cattle (Reel 6062; 4/1782 p.48c)

1825 May 19

Re cargo to Launceston and Hobart (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.234A)

1825 Jun 7

Certifying that William Parker had returned from England with 3,000 pounds (Fiche 3148; 4/1843B No.626 p.985)

1825 Oct 14

Testifying to funds possessed by Johna Clark (Fiche 3123; 4/1840C No.124 pp.697-702)

1825 Dec 10

Re contract for the supply of Newcastle coal to Mr Winder (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.127)


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