The following obituary for Thomas Sabine Pasley appeared in the Times newspaper.
|Obituary in the Times newspaper|
|18 February 1884||Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley, K.C.B., of The Craig, Dumfriesshire, died on the 13th inst. at Moorhill, Shedfield, Hants, in his 80th year. The gallant admiral was the only son of Major John Sabine, of the Grenadier Guards, by his marriage with Maria, elder daughter of Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley, K.C.B., and was born in December, 1804. He succeeded his maternal grandfather as second baronet under a special remainder in 1808, and assumed by Royal permission in the following year, in pursuance of the will of his grandfather, the surname and arms of Pasley. He became a captain in the Royal Navy in 1831, and served with distinction in the Black Sea during the Crimean war, after which he was appointed Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard, and subsequently, till March, 1869, held the post of Naval Commander-in-chief at Portsmouth. He attained the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1856, was promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1863, and an Admiral in 1866. He was nominated a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (Military Division) in 1873. Sir Thomas, who was a magistrate for Westmoreland and Hampshire, married, in 1826, Jane Matilda Lilley, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Montagu John Wynyard, but was left a widower in 1869. He had a family of seven sons and four daughters. His eldest son, Thomas Malcolm Sabine, Captain, R.N., died in 1870, having married Emma Louisa, daughter of the late Mr. John Losh, of Trinidad, and left with other issue a son and heir, Thomas Edward Sabine, born in 1863, who now succeeds his grandfather as third baronet.|