O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'


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The following is the entry for Charles Eden in William O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'.

EDEN. (Captain, 1841.)

Charles Eden, born 3 July, 1808, is youngest son of the late Sir Fred. Morton Eden, Bart., by Anne, daughter and heir of Jas. Paul Smith, Esq., of New Bond-street; brother of Sir Fred. Eden, Bart., who fell at New Orleans, 24 Dec. 1814, of the present Sir Wm. Eden, Bart., and of Geo. Morton Eden, Esq., an officer in the Army; brother-in-law of Rear-Admiral Hyde Parker, C.B.; and cousin of Capt. Henry Eden, R.N.
This officer entered the Navy 27 Oct. 1821; passed his examination in 1827; and obtained his first commission 11 Feb. 1832. His next appointments were, 22 Oct. 1832, and 31 Jan. 1834, to the Melville 74, and Canopus 84, both commanded, on the Mediterranean and Home stations, by Capt. Hon. Josceline Percy. He was advanced to the command, 17 Nov. 1834, of the Rover 18, on the South American station, whence he returned in 1838; and, assuming Post-rank 11 Aug. 1841, was afterwards employed, from 7 March, 1842, until paid off in 1846, as Flag-Captain in the Winchester 50, to Hon. Josceline Percy, Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope. He has not since been afloat.
Capt. Eden married, in 1829, Emma, second daughter of Sir Robt. Williams, Bart. Agent — Joseph Woodhead.


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