- James Raine was born in 1842 at Snowhall, Darlington, Durham, England and died 8 September 1926 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He married Mary Ann Robinson in 1862, the daughter of Thomas Robinson. She was born in 1845 and died on 15 November 1879 in Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia.
The Raines sailed from London on the barque “Queen of Nations” on 9th June 1876 and disembarked in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. After a short stay in Queensland they moved to the suburb of Broadmeadow in Newcastle, New South Wales.