Joseph Bickersteth Mayor died in Kingston Hill, Surrey on 29 November 1916. He was educated at Rugby and St John's College, Cambridge. He graduated BA in 1851, when he took second place in the examinations for the Classical Tripos, and became MA in 1853. He was ordained deacon in 1859 and priest in 1860. He served as Fellow and lecturer at his college 1852–63, and thereafter was Headmaster of Kensington Proprietary School 1863–9, and successively Professor of Classical Literature (1870–79) and of Moral Philosophy (1879–83) at King's College London. Between 1887 and 1894 he served as the first editor of the Classical Review. He was the younger brother of John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor (1825–1910), second Kennedy Professor of Latin at Cambridge, 1872–1910.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.