Joel Orme was first convicted of larceny at the Chester Quarter Sessions on the 3rd August 1839, aged 14 years. He was imprisoned for six months.
Joel ORME - Convict Number 59063.
Joel was tried at Chester Quarter Sessions on the 29 June 1840 for stealing eggs and oranges from Mr W Brockhurst's wash house. He was sentenced to seven years transportation to Van Diemen's Land. On that same day, Joel was sent from Knutsford, Cheshire to the Hulk 'Justitia'. On the 6 August 1840, Joel was moved to the Hulk 'Euryalus' where he awaited transportation.
Joel boarded the 'Hindostan' on the 28 September 1840 which departed London on the 07 October 1840, arriving in Van Diemen's Land on the 19 January 1841.
Information from Description List CON33/4:
Name: Joel ORME
Height: 5' 2 1/2"
Age: 17 years
Hair: Dark Brown
Forehead: Rather Low
Eyes: Light Blue
Nose: Rather Large
Mouth: Rather Large
Chin: Rather Large
Native Place: Macclesfield
Transported for Larceny. Goal Report - Bad in every respect. Hulk Report - Bad a vengeful disposition. Single. Stated this offence stealing eggs and oranges from W Brocklehurst's wash house.
Remarks: Large scar on wrist, J Anchor O Left arm. Several dots between thumb and forefinger left hand.
Period of Probation: Two years.
Station of Gang: PB 8/3/1841 MD 1/8/44 PB 14/8/46 BW
Class: ppH3rd 7/8/44
Offences and Sentences: None.
Released from 1st stage of probation 6 Aug 1844
The Tasmanian Convict Muster of 1841 shows Joel Orme employed at the 'Marine Department'.
27th Sept 1844 - Granted Ticket of Leave - published in Colonial Times, Hobart.
The Tasmanian Convict Muster of 1849 shows Joel Orme as 'Free'.
On the 17 July 1861 Joel married Phillis Evans formally Langley nee Skinner at the Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church in Hobart.
Phillis was also a convict. There were no children from this union that I have been able to find.
I have been unable to locate the death or burial place of Joel Orme. Being a Boatman or Whaler it is possible he lost his life at sea.
Susanna ROBERTS (ne้ Pittman)
05 February 2017