Henry Eden

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Henry Eden
Born 1798
Died 30 January 1888
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1811 – 1870
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Conway
HMS Impregnable
HMS Caledonia

Admiral Henry Eden (1798 – 30 January 1888) was a senior Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Naval Lord.

Naval career[edit]

Eden joined the Royal Navy in 1811.[1] He was given command of the sixth-rate HMS Conway in 1832, the second-rate HMS Impregnable in 1839 and the first-rate HMS Caledonia in 1840.[1] In 1846 he was made private secretary to Lord Auckland, First Lord of the Admiralty.[2]

He became Second Naval Lord in March 1855 and Third Naval Lord in April 1857 before moving back up to Second Naval Lord again in November 1857 and leaving the Admiralty in March 1858.[1]

He lived at Gillingham Hall in Suffolk;[3] they had no children.[2]

Family[edit]

In 1849 he married Elizabeth Harriet Georgiana Beresford, daughter of Lord George Beresford.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Dundas
Second Naval Lord
March 1855—April 1857
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Dundas
Preceded by
Sir Peter Richards
Third Naval Lord
April 1857–November 1857
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Milne
Preceded by
Sir Richard Dundas
Second Naval Lord
November 1857—March 1858
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Dundas