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Royal Naval Biography/Eden, Henry

[Post-Captain of 1827.]

Second son of the late Thomas Eden, of Wimbledon, co. Surrey, Esq., and first cousin to the present Lord Auckland.

This officer was a midshipman of the Alceste frigate, Captain (now Sir Murray) Maxwell, during Lord Amherst’s embassy to China, in 1816. He obtained the rank of lieutenant on the 20th of Oct. 1817; and his subsequent appointments were, – June 22d, 1818, to the Liffey 50, Captain the Hon. Henry Duncan, C.B.; – Mar. 28th, 1820, to be flag-lieutenant to Sir Graham Moore, K.C.B.; – and, July 19th, 1822, to command the Martin 20, on the Mediterranean station. In 1825, when paying off that vessel, at Plymouth, her crew presented him with a handsome sword, on which is inscribed, “A tribute of respect from the ship’s-company of H.M. Sloop Martin to Captain Henry Eden.” He was advanced to his present rank April 30th, 1827.

Captain Eden’s eldest brother was formerly a Lieutenant-Colonel of the 15th foot. One of his sisters is married to Lord Brougham and Vaux, and another to Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Moore.

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