About Charles Eden
Admiral Sir Charles Eden KCB (3 July 1808 – 7 March 1878) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Naval Lord.
Born the fifth son of Sir Frederick Eden, Eden joined the Royal Navy in 1821. He was given command of the fourth-rate HMS Winchester in 1842 and the flagship HMS Victory in 1847. He took command of the second-rate HMS London in 1853 and saw action in the bombarding Sevastopol during the Crimean War. He then became Comptroller-General of the Coastguard in 1855 and Third Naval Lord in 1859 and Second Naval Lord in 1861. He retired in 1866.
In 1828 he married Emma Williams and in 1866 he married Fanny Cecilia Grenville. There were no children from either marriage.