Colonial Secretary Index, 1788-1825

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Rolland, John (22 May 1824) to Rooth

1824 May 22-Oct

Re forwarding of prisoners to Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.142, 156, 169, 182)

1824 May 24

Re forwarding of prisoners to give evidence (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.143-4)

1824 May 29

Reported that three sailors of the cutter "Sally" were implicated in landing spirits at Port Macquarie; the case referred to the Superintendent of Police (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.331)

1824 May 29

Re suggestion that Superintendent of Agriculture should be instructed to grow as many vegetables as possible (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.146)

1824 Jun 15

Re forwarding of criminal and revenue cases to the Attorney General (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.150)

1824 Jun 22

Re occasional fresh meat for officers at Port Macquarie (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.155)

1824 Jun 29

Re referral of a letter from the Governor for his information & guidance (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.161)

1824 Jul 6

Letter granting permission to cultivate garden (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.162)

1824 Jul 23

Re weekly commutation of pork for half pound of sugar (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.166)

1824 Jul 29

Re Tanner, Browne and Fox's dismissal from "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.170)

1824 Sep

His replies to the instructions of 6 & 15 Sep 1824 transmitted to the Governor (Reel 6017; 4/5782 p.150)

1824 Sep 11

Re whereabouts of John Doody (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.176)

1824 Sep 13

Circular requesting report on employment of convicts under his orders with suggestions for turning convict labour to better account (Reel 6013; 4/3512 pp.372-3)

1824 Sep 16

Re supplying of cedar as stated in contract of Simeon Lord (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.179)

1824 Sep 20

Circular re review of Orders and Regulations made by successive Governors pertaining to the administration of his station (Reel 6013; 4/3512 pp.404-5)

1824 Sep 24

Letter thanking Mr Scott for his attention in the manufacture of sugar (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.180)

1824 Sep 27

Re William Davison being spared from death (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.181)

1824 Oct 7

Re identification of T Shiel and J McKeon (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.183)

1824 Oct 8

Request to for list of prisoners allowed to return to Sydney (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.184)

1824 Oct 18

Re escape of eight convicts from "Isabella" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.186)

1824 Oct 20

Re descriptions of John McKeon (Reel 6057; 4/1768 pp.41, 41a)

1824 Oct 20

Re expense of the Colony and desirability of rewarding industrious prisoners (Reel 6068; 4/1815 p.463-8)

1824 Oct 21

Detailed statement of employment of prisoners at Port Macquarie with remarks by Commandant (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.474-9)

1824 Oct 21

Return of land under improvement (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.482-3)

1824 Oct 29

Re cultivation of the plains (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.193)

1824 Nov 8

Re cultivation of sugar (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.195)

1824 Nov 19

Re death of (Reel 6068; 4/1815 pp.519-20)

1824 Dec 31

Payment made to him from the Colonial Fund (Reel 6039; 4/424 p.438)

1825 May 31

Former commandant at Port Macquarie. Order payable by Colonial Treasury to Dr Ivory for (Reel 6070; 4/6037 p.25)

1825 May 31, Dec 14

Amount due to be paid to his estate (Reel 6069; 4/1816 pp.551-3)

1825 Dec 14

Re payment to his executor of allowances due (Reel 6016; 4/3516 p.179)

ROLLASON, Ephraim (Per "Asia", 1822) see RAWLINSON, Ephraim

ROLLENDS, Elizabeth. Per "Mary Anne", 1822

1823 Sep 1,3

Re permission to marry at Liverpool; listed as per "Shipley" (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.182)


1822 Mar

On lists of persons forming roads under the direction of James Johnson, overseer, from 21 Oct 1818 to 2 Mar 1822 (Reel 6053; 4/1754 p.413 & 4/1755 p.95)



1821 Sep 8

Stonemason. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.104)

ROLLINS, Elizabeth. At the Female Factory, Parramatta

1822 Jun 24

Re assignment to Captain Moore (Reel 6054; 4/1757 p.167a)


1821 Sep 8

Macquarie Tower. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.80)


1821 Sep 8

Employed on the roads. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.77)

ROLLO, John Wallis. Master, "Little Mary"

1819 May 14

Re clothes and provisions due to George Picking and Thomas Strettles (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.111)

1819 May 17

Re clothing and stores of prisoners at Mauritius (Fiche 3281; 5/3821.6A pp.9-10)

1819 May 19

Re his tender to supply Govt with wheat (Reel 6006; 4/3500 p.116)

1819 Jun 17, Jul 14

Bills drawn on H.M. Treasury in favour of (Reel 6049; 4/1745 pp.79-80 & pp.374-5 [second copy])

1820 May 1

Captain J Piper informing of necessity to seize "Tuscan Whaler" for breach of licence (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.331-3)

ROLLO, John. Master, "Greyhound"

1819 Jul

Re attested copy of muster roll of the "Greyhound" bound for Calcutta (Reel 6018; 4/3521 p.218)

ROLLS, George (Per "Grenada", 1821) see ROWELS, George


ROLSTON, John. Per "Asia", 1822

1823 Apr 14

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.105)

1823 May 12

Servant to Joseph Pennington of Hawkesbury. For pass to take cattle to Hunter River (Fiche 3070; 4/1835A No.249 p.538)

1823 May 17

Servant of Joseph Pennington. Permitted to pass with cattle from the Upper Branch of the Hawkesbury through Wallis Plains to Pennington's farm on the First Branch of the Hunters River (Reel 6010; 4/3508 p.325)

1825 Jun

On monthly return of prisoners punished at Newcastle; listed as Rolestone (Reel 6023; 4/1718 p.207)

ROMAN CATHOLICS see also CONOLLY, Philip (Revd); COOK, Revd; DIXON, James (Revd); O'FLYNN, Jeremiah (Revd); O'NEIL, Peter; THERRY, John Joseph (Revd)


1803 Apr 2

All persons of Roman Catholic faith to attend Govt House at Parramatta (Reel 6037; SZ991 p.6)

1803 Apr 19

Proclamation re the emancipation of Revd Mr Dixon to enable him to exercise his clerical functions as a Roman Catholic priest (Reel 6037; SZ991 pp.12-13)

1803 Apr 21

Regulations to be observed by (Reel 6037; SZ991 pp.10-11)

1820 Jul 5,10

Re selection of site for Roman Catholic Chapel (Reel 6049; 4/1744 pp.395-9)

1820 Sep 14

Roman Catholics at Windsor passed resolution of gratitude towards J T Campbell for liberality of feelings though he was not in agreement with them re collection of subscriptions for Roman Catholic chapel at Windsor before completion of same in Sydney (Reel 6050; 4/1746 p.13)

1820 Dec 16

Request for permission to hold mass on holy days for such Catholics as were able to attend (Reel 6050; 4/1746 pp.121-3)

1821 Jan-Mar

Returns of births, deaths and marriages (Reel 6025; 2/8302 pp.57-76)

1821 Mar 26

Request made that order be issued to prevent Roman Catholics being forced to attend any church but their own, that special services be arranged for Roman Catholic convicts & soldiers, that allotment be marked out as site for Roman Catholic chapel & that Roman Catholic schoolmasters in townships be given indulgences of stores & land (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.329-32)

1821 Jul 17

Governor's sanction required before catechism could be printed at Gazette Office (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.374)

1821 Jul 20

Re salary of Chaplain of (Reel 6051; 4/1748 pp.375-6)

1822 c.May

Copy of petition from the magistrates seeking Govt assistance towards the erection of the Roman Catholic Chapel at Hyde Park (Reel 6052; 4/1753 pp.133-133a)

1824 Oct 12

Re value of Govt assistance to Roman Catholic Chapel (Reel 6013; 4/3512 p.549)

1824 Dec 20

Re report of Catholics in the Colony (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.120)


RONALDSON, David. Per "Minerva", 1824

1824 Nov 23

Convict servant of Mr A B Spark. To be victualled from the Store at Newcastle for six months (Reel 6014; 4/3513 p.39)

1824 Dec; 1825 Aug

On monthly returns of prisoners punished at Newcastle; listed as Donald (Reel 6023; 4/1718 pp.197, 211)

RONAN, David. Per "Surrey", 1816

1816 Dec 26

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Surrey" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution (Reel 6005; 4/3495 p.410)


On list of convicts maintained by William Cox free of expense to the Crown in 1818; listed as Ronun (Fiche 3062; 4/1834B No.73 p.443)

1822 Jan 15

Shepherd for Jonas & William Bradley of the District of Bathurst. Permitted to proceed with sheep through the Cowpastures to the country southward & westward of the Cookbundoon Range (Reel 6008; 4/3504A p.301)

1823 Jun 12,14

To take charge of the grazing run of Jonas Bradley on Goulburn Plains (Fiche 3060, 4/1834A No.31 p.183; Reel 6010, 4/3508 p.516)

1824 Apr 21

To take charge of the grazing run of Hugh Kelly, George Best, John Williams & Jonas Bradley, twenty five miles west of Goulburn Plains; listed as Noonan (Reel 6012; 4/3510 p.655)

1824 Sep 14,27

To take charge of the grazing run of George Best and John Williams at Byanoff (Fiche 3077, 4/1836A No.63 p.267; Reel 6013, 4/3512 p.487)

RONAN, Mary. Per "Canada", 1817

1817 Aug 11

On list of prisoners embarked per "Elizabeth Henrietta" for Hobart (Reel 6005; 4/3496 p.298)


RONEY, Hannah


In index to land grants in Van Diemen's Land (Fiche 3262; 4/438 p.76)

RONEY, Mary. Per "Archduke Charles", 1813

1813 Feb 19

On list of female convicts disembarked from the "Archduke Charles" and forwarded to the Factory, Parramatta (Reel 6002; 4/3491 p.401)

RONEY, Patrick. Per "Prince Regent", 1824

1824 Jul 21

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

RONEY, Samuel


On list of persons owing quit rents in Van Diemen's Land; for land in the District of Queenboro' (Fiche 3270; X19 p.21)

RONKSLEY, Isaac. Per "Ocean", 1816

1816 Feb 5

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Ocean" and forwarded to Parramatta for distribution; listed as Bonskley (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.337)

1819 Dec 1

Servant to Revd Samuel Marsden. Petition for ticket of leave (Fiche 3200; 4/1860 p.16)

1824 Apr 29

Permitted to pass to the farm of Mr Tucker at Patrick's Plains & to return (Reel 6013; 4/3511 p.18)

RONSEN, George. Butcher

1818 Jan

On list of persons to accompany John Oxley on his second expedition of discovery (Reel 6065; 4/1798 p.106)


1821 Sep 8

Gaol Gang. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.91)


1825 Dec 2

Applied at the Chief Engineer's Office for four assigned servants (Reel 6063; 4/1784 p.193a)

ROOK see also ROOKE

ROOK, Edward. Of Minto

1823 Sep 22-Oct 15

Thomas Hall convicted by the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction of assault on (Reel 6023; X820 p.111)

ROOK, Thomas

1824 Jan 15

Employed by Simeon Lord at Port Stevens. Sent to Newcastle to assist in the escort of three runaways (Reel 6067; 4/1810 pp.10-3)

ROOK, William. Master, "Rosetta"

1816 Sep 13

Instructions concerning recapture of "Trial" from pirates (Reel 6005; 4/3495 pp.124-5)

1816 Sep 28

Giving particulars of voyage of "Rosetta" to and from Howe's Island in pursuit of "Trial" which had been seized by convicts to make escape (Reel 6045; 4/1735 pp.131-9)

ROOKE see also ROOK

ROOKE, Michael

1821 Jan 18

Store receipts of for wheat paid at Liverpool (Reel 6051; 4/1748 p.156)

ROOKE, Thomas

1821 Sep 8

Employed at the Old Lumber Yard. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.98)

ROOKE, Thomas. Per "Morley", 1818

1818 Nov 17

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Morley" and forwarded to Windsor for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.148)

1824 Jun 16

To be transported for seven years. On return of prisoners tried before the Supreme Court of New South Wales; listed as Rook (Fiche 3298; X727 p.1)

1824 Aug 17

Re commutation of his death sentence to transportation to a penal settlement; listed as Rook (Reel 6017, 4/5782 p.96; Reel 6013, 4/3512 p.217)

1824 Oct 28

On list of convicts transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.492-3)

ROOKE, Thomas. Per "Prince Regent", 1820

1823 Apr 29

On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.105)

1823 Aug 16

At Carters Barracks. Petition for assistance in recovering remuneration due while in Mrs Reibey's service (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.80)

1823 Aug 20

Servant to Mrs Reiby (Reel 6011; 4/3509 p.109)

1824 Jan 15

On monthly statement of changes in the convicts at Rooty Hill Station; from Carters Barracks (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.247)

1824 Nov 24

On monthly statement of changes in the convicts at Rooty Hill Station; to Campbelltown (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.269)

ROOKE, William

1815 Dec 27

Juror at inquest on John Robinson held at Sydney (Reel 6021; 4/1819 p.591)

ROOKES, James. Seaman, "Alfred"

1824 Jul 21

On return of fines and punishments in the Police Office (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.83)

ROOKS, Richard

1821 Sep 8

Employed on the roads. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.77)

ROOME, Charles. Per "Tottenham", 1818

1818 Oct 20

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Tottenham" and forwarded to Liverpool for distribution (Reel 6006; 4/3499 p.111)

1822 Nov 25

Servant to Thomas Burke of Airds; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6026; 4/1715 pp.131-2)

ROOME, Richard

1802 Mar 26

Copy of the protest by commander & crew of "Norfolk" re loss of said vessel (Reel 6041; 4/1719 pp.109-12)


ROONEY, Eleanor. Per "Canada" (2)

1821 May 8,9

Re permission to marry in the Roman Catholic Church at Parramatta (Reel 6008; 4/3504 p.23)

ROONEY, Honora. Per "Francis and Eliza", 1815

1815 Aug 14

On list of convicts disembarked from the "Francis and Eliza" & sent to the Govt Factory at Parramatta (Reel 6004; 4/3494 p.139)

ROONEY, Patrick

1810 Nov 3

Fetching wood & water to the barracks. On weekly return of Government men at labour at the Greenhills, Hawkesbury (Reel 6040; 9/2673 p.133)

ROONEY, Patrick

1822 Dec 19

On Windsor Town Gang. On list of persons victualled from H.M. Stores at Windsor (Reel 6053; 4/1756 p.108)

ROOTH, Henry. Per "Mary", 1819

1820 Apr 26

On list of prisoners transported to Newcastle per "Elizabeth Henrietta" (Reel 6007; 4/3502 p.10)

1821 Sep 8-14

On statement of the men at Longbottom Farm from 8 to 14 Sep 1821; papers re charges against Major Druitt. Appears as Ruth (Reel 6053; 4/1755 p.105)

1822 Nov 20

Prisoner at Emu Plains; transmitting his confession re robberies. Appears as Ruth (Reel 6055; 4/1762 p.96)

1823 Apr 9

On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; sentenced to Port Macquarie by Penrith Bench (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.138)

1823 May 1

On lists of prisoners transported to Port Macquarie per "Sally" (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.42, 402-3)

1823 Aug 27

Petition to have his date of trial corrected (Reel 6059; 4/1772 p.96). Reply, 14 Oct; appears as Ruth (Reel 6019; 4/3864 p.75)

1824 Feb 10

Prisoner at Newcastle; sent to Sydney per "Lady Nelson" (Reel 6067; 4/1810 p.52)

1825 Jun 24, Sep 20

Re mistake in sentence on list sent to Port Macquarie; appears as Ruth (Reel 6019; 4/3864 pp.56, 70)

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