Birth Name: Joshua Seymour Sasse
Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 9 December, 1987
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Ashkenazi Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, 1/32 Belgian
Joshua Sasse is a British actor and producer.
Joshua is the son of Mary Rosalind (Macauley) and Dominic Sasse, a poet. His father died on the crash of PIA Flight 268 in 1992.
He was raised Catholic. His ancestry includes Irish, English, Ashkenazi Jewish, Welsh, Scottish, and 1/32 Belgian.
Joshua has a son with his former partner, Italian socialite Francesca Cini.
Joshua’s paternal grandfather is Frederick Hugh Sasse (the son of Cecil Duncan Sasse and Zara Herrmann). Cecil was the son of Frederick Charles Sasse and Anna Grant; Frederick’s father, Joshua’s great-great-great-grandfather Frederick Richard Sasse, was born in Belgium. Joshua’s great-grandmother Zara was born in Australia, and was from a Jewish family.
Joshua’s paternal grandmother is Deirdre I. S. Rider (the daughter of Thomas Sampson Rider and Jessie Hetty Kerven). Thomas was the son of Thomas Rider and Mary Matilda Samson. Jessie was the daughter of Frederick Abraham Kerven and Alice Maria Yeomans.
Joshua’s maternal grandfather is William Perine Macauley (the son of Timothy Alfred Macauley and Margaret Patricia Scanlon Conway). Joshua’s grandfather William was Canadian, and was of Irish ancestry. Timothy was the son of Thomas Francis McAuley and Catherine Murphy.
Joshua’s maternal grandmother was Diana Phyllis Berry (the daughter of William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, and of Mary Agnes Corns). Joshua’s great-uncles, Joshua’s maternal grandmother’s brothers, were Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, a politician, and Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, a journalist. Joshua’s great-grandfather, the 1st Viscount, was a newspaper publisher, born in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, the son of John Mathias Berry and Mary Ann/Anne Rowe. Joshua’s matrilineal great-grandmother Mary Agnes was English, from London, the daughter of Thomas Corns and Agnes Bennett.
Sources: Genealogy of Joshua Sasse – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Joshua Sasse (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.thepeerage.com
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