Leslie Stephen studied at Eton College, King's College London, and was graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, with a B.A. in 1854 and M.A. in 1857. He first married Harriet Marian Thackeray, with whom he had a daughter, Laura Makepeace Stephen. After Harriet's death he married Julia Prinsep Jackson. He and Julia had four children: Vanessa, Thoby, Virginia, and Arian. He became a journalist, and was editor of the Cornhill Magazine in 1871. He was a founding editor of the Dictionary of National Biography. He made two valuable contributions to philosophical history and theory: The History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1876 and 1881), and The Science of Ethics (1882).
Leslie Stephen also was one of the most prominent figures in the golden age of alpinism. He was one of the original members of the Alpine Club when it formed in 1857, and served as President from 1865–1868.
1871 On the night of the England and Wales Census Leslie Stephen was at St Mary Abbott Kensington, London, Middlesex, England as the head of the family.
Sir Leslie is buried in Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden (Link has images of the grave)
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 November 2018), memorial page for Sir Leslie Stephen (28 Nov 1832–22 Feb 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5618, citing Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .