- "Israel is a most confident officer and Soldier"
- — Richard Venables on his brother
Israel Venables was a British officer, who was the younger brother of Major General Richard Venables and Major in the Royal Engineers, Born in 1706 in Edinbourgh, Scotland. He has served in the Royal Navy as a young man and joined the Royal Engineers in 1730. He serves as a 'information gatherer' for Admiral Johnathan Goldtimbers.
Early lifeIsrael was born in Edinbourgh on July 12, 1706 to parent Sir William and Elizabeth Venables of Edrington. He grew up with his older brother Richard who he loved greatly and looked up too. Israel was taught how to read and write by his older brother, who also taught him Latin and French. Israel was a fast learner and quickly picked up on the lessons and soon was sent off to Edinbourgh, where he studied Engineering and Mathematics. He graduated and joined the Royal Navy in 1719 as a midshipman aboard HMS Oakenshield in the West Indies, where he was the soul survivor of the shipwreck of the Oakenshield in 1721.
In 1726 he passed his Lieutenants examinations and joined aboard HM Sloop Blossom, as First Lieutenant. He quickly established himself as a fair and just officer and had the liking of his men who affectionately called him "The Holy Land' due to his first name.
He also was member of the Templar like his father and brother, and so he was sent on a number of important 'assignments' in the Caribbean, most notably his capture and execution of Lord Ricardo De Legana, a Spanish Admiral who was also an Assassin, rumours spreaded around the order that he had cut off his gentiles and tongue before killing him.
He meet and married Alice Harkword in 1729 and they bought a house in Dysart, near the family estate of Edrington.
In 1730 he left the navy and recieved an offer from his brother Richard to join the Royal Engineers. A newly founded division of the army, the Royal Engineers where in charge of getting the army to their destination. He was made a Captain in the Engineers and was stationed with Richard in the 74th Regiment as Engineers officer for the regiment.
- ""God Dammit, if ye nae wan' ya laddie dead as a dar nail, then ye'll allie yeself with Britian!""
- — Israel to the Chieftain
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Israel was a man with a mission to serve the crown and the templars in the best way he could. He was not afraid to kill those who got in the way of success.
But he also was a kind, but fair commander of men, loved by his men and respected by his fellow officers. he held high affection for his band of grenadiers who Richard Venables had given him.
He also was a kind, patient husband.