Alfred Barry was born in London on 15 January 1826 and died in Windsor on 1 April 1910. He was educated at King's College London and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1848, BD in 1860 and DD in 1866. He was elected to a Fellowship of Trinity College in 1849 and in the same year became Sub-Warden of the Scottish Episcopal seminary at Trinity College, Glenalmond. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1854 and in the following year became headmaster of Leeds Grammar School. He was principal of Cheltenham College from 1862 to 1868, when he was appointed Principal of King's College London. He was a residentiary canon of Worcester cathedral and then at Westminster Abbey before being made a chaplain to the Queen in 1875. He gave the Boyle Lectures in 1876–8. He was appointed Bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia in 1884 but was unable to break his ties with England and resigned in 1889. He assisted various bishops but never had a see of his own in England. From 1891 until he died he was a canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.