Charles Barnes Upton was born in Portsea in Hampshire on 19 November 1831 and died at his home in Littlemore on 21 November 1920. In 1853 he went to Manchester College (where James Martineau was Professor of Philosophy), then located in Gordon Square, London, to train for the Unitarian ministry, gaining his BA in 1857 and, after a period of further study, his BSc in 1862. He married in 1863. In 1867 he became a Unitarian minister in Toxteth, Liverpool until, in 1875, he returned to Manchester College (where Martineau was now Principal) as Professor of Philosophy. When the college relocated to Oxford in 1889 he went with it, continuing to teach there until his retirement in 1903.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.