Hi Clara, If you would prefer to communicate on this forum, I am happy to do so(I just thought emailing would be a bit easier). The information I have found is as follows: There is reliable evidence to confirm Francis Bormel Pereira b.1827 and Edward Eugene Pereira b.1834 were 2 sons of a man variously recorded as "John Florimond/Florimo/Florin" Pereira b.1809 and his first wife Charlotte Amelia. The record of his second marriage to Anne Mary Lefebour in 1854 gives his father's name as Francis. This "Francis Pereira?" would have been born somewhere around 1780-1790. All branches of the family have received a similar story handed down about a French predecessor named Dupont who adopted the name Pereira, which suggests a factual origin, although so far no hard evidence has come to light other than the name "Dupont" being inscribed in brackets on Edward Eugene's gravestone. The name "Florimond" also seems to suggest a French connection, and historical circumstance informs us that the town of Bangalore was established as a military garrison soon after the defeat of Tipu Sultan by British forces in 1799, despite French soldiers from Pondicherry having come to his assistance. It is tempting to speculate that "Francis Pereira" was orphanedduring this conflict and adopted by the Pereira family of Bangalore. His father might well have been both a refugee of the French revolution and a soldier, the two stories are certainly not mutually exclusive, although some of the family stories are rather fanciful and have probably been embroidered a bit! I am very interested to hear about what your grandfather managed to find, and have lots more information about later descendants of the family, including a few photographs, which I would be happy to share.