Tadatomi then adopted, in turn, a son of Miyake Yasunao, lord of Tahara han, to serve as his successor. The son took the name Sakai Tadateru. Upon Tadatomi's death in 1853, Tadateru succeeded him as head of the house and lord of Himeji. He was promoted to tamari-tsume daimyô in 1854.
- Ishin Shiryô Kôyô 維新史料綱要, vol 1 (1937), 593.