Joseph Sabine (British Army officer)
|Died||24 October 1739
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Battles/wars||Nine Years' War
War of Spanish Succession
He subsequently served in Flanders throughout the War of Spanish Succession, commanding his Regiment at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, at the Battle of Oudenarde in 1708 and then at the Siege of Lille later that year.
He was given command of the Citadel at Ghent where he had to put down a mutiny in 1712. Then in 1716 he commanded a Brigade sent to confront the Pretender's Army at Perth. Later that year he became Commander of the British Army throughout Scotland.
In 1719 he was appointed Governor of Berwick and of Holy Island, He entered Parliament in 1727 as member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing that constituency until 1734. He was promoted to General in 1730, and was subsequently appointed Governor of Gibraltar; he died there on 24 October 1739.
In 1690 he married Hester, daughter of Henry Whitfield, who, after having three sons who all died young, herself died at the age of 24. In 1711 he married Margaretta Newsham.
- Joseph Sabine at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- "Sabine, Joseph (1662?-1739)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Robert Beatson, A Chronological Register of Both Houses of Parliament (London: Longman, Hurst, Res & Orme, 1807)
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1930)
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
|Parliament of Great Britain|
|Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
With: George Liddell
|Governor of Gibraltar
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