I am trying to find my 3Xgreat grandfather Jerome Delphine (or John Delphin), “..But he was an ex-slave so would have been known as a 'person of colour' in Mauritius at the time…” The family consisted of Father, Mother, Jerome, his brother Augustine, one other brother and two sisters. He was transported from Mauritius to Australia in 1844 aboard the Ocean Queen, he came with his brother Augustine Delphine and their accomplice Benjamin Zaire after being found guilty of “theft of money with aggravation from Mr Peyronnet, Court of Assizes 8th September 1843. Jerome, carpenter, living in Port Louis, Augustin, 'cocher'employed by and living with Sr Eugene Lucas in Pamplemousses. Jerome married Catherine Cronin on 2 June 1851 at St George’s Church, Hobart, Tasmania. The couplel had 9 children 3 of whom failed to survive and one of whom is my great great grandmother Julia Mary Jane Delphin.
I have been searcing and searching and would be thrilled to find some record of the Delphine family in Mauritius. Any direction would be really appreciated.