Alfred Williams Momerie was born in London on 22 March 1848 and died there on 6 December 1900. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated MA in 1875 and DSc in 1876. He proceeded to St John's College, Cambridge and graduated BA there in 1878. Although he had originally intended to follow his father into the Congregational ministry, he was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1879 and appointed curate of Leigh in Lancashire. In the same year he was elected to a Fellowship at St John's College, and, in 1880, he became Professor of Logic and Mental Philosophy at King's College London. He established a reputation as a preacher and was appointed preacher at the Foundling Hospital in 1883. Some of his published theological views caused offence to the orthodox, however, and he resigned from these positions under pressure in 1891.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.