I am trying to find out where my ggrandfather fits into the family. John arrived in Aust. 1862/63 as Percey and then grandfather spelt it Persse.I was born Persse but there have been suggestion of an Italian connection with Perssi spelling. John's father was William and his mother Maria Whitmore and he was born in Genoa, Italy.He could be illegitimate? but did children born out of wedlock have family rings.