I have determined pretty surely the name of my ancestor and that he was born in S. Fronto, Piemonte,Italy in Sep 1755. Also that he was later "naturalized" in England and served in a military capacity for the East India Trading Company in India 1781. At that point he had his anglicized name, Joseph Jeffery Finch.
His given Italian name was Giuseppe Goffredi de Finis.
Is there much hope of finding records from Piemonte region that far back?