I find this early family possibly tied to the Galway Persse family at www.familysearch.org. If so, it indicates family ties to Northampton, Hampshire, England. Seems Robert went from Northampton, married a wife from Galway in Wicklow, then later settled in Kildare. A shame not to have her name. An arranged marriage via the Galway Persses?:
Robert Persse, b. abt 1570, Northampton, Hampshire, England, m. abt 1595 in Killadirge, Wicklow, Ireland, Mrs. Robert Persse, b. abt. 1574, Bowdenstown, Galway, Ireland. Died abt. 1612. There children were:
Francis, b. abt 1596 in Killadirge, Wicklow, Ireland. Died May 1640.
Edward, b. abt. 1598 in Carragh, Kildare, Ireland
Henry, b. abt 1600 in Clane, Kildare, Ireland. Died 11 July 1673.