In 1857 Joshua Bittan was born in Stepney to Abraham Bittan and Miriam Solomons. He was a Cigar Maker and later a General Dealer in Clothing.
Joshua married Esther Martin at Bevis Marks Synagogue on 8th August 1876.
In 1883 Joshua and his family moved to New York and 2 of his 8 children were born in New York. By 1901 the family was back in London.
Joshua’s uncle Benjamin is Diane’s Great Grandfather on her mother’s maternal side.