Obituaries

About the Database of Obituaries

This database lists obituaries of Fellows, Associates and Honorary Members of the RAS from the 1820s onwards. The obituaries were published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), Memoirs of the RAS, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (QJRAS) and Astronomy and Geophysics (A&G). Links to obituaries published elsewhere are also provided where possible (for an explanatory list of abbreviated journal titles, see here). This listing of the historical membership of the Royal Astronomical Society was originally compiled by Anthony J. Kinder, and digitised in 2008 by Ian Ridpath.

This resource has made use of the Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NameBornDiedElectedMembership status
Capt. Henry FosterFellow
Eyre Burton PowellFellow
Maxwell HallFellow
Jacob HoyerFellow
John Eric JacksonFellow
Lt-Col. John JonesFellow
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
Sir Gainsford BruceFellow
Thomas William BushFellow
Peter ClareFellow
Isaac MolloyFellow
Lieut. Augustus Percival GreeneFellow
Dr Robert BallardFellow
Leon HufnagelFellow
Walter Ernest BesleyFellow
William, Jr TomlinsonFellow
Thomas KingFellow
Frederick William LevanderFellow
Thomas Reynolds WhiteFellow
Cmdr. James WolfeFellow
Jesse YoungFellow
Anil Kumar DasFellow
John NarrienFellow
Ankitam Venkata Nursing RowFellow
Edwin Thomas HoldawayFellow
Capt. John SteeleFellow
Edward HughesFellow
Capt. John BethamFellow
Rev. Thomas Robert TerryFellow
Bishop John BrinkleyFellow
Rev. Thomas CattonFellow
Benjamin Dennison NaylorFellow
Herbert SadlerFellow
Arthur HandsFellow
James Lidderdale ScottFellow
Anne SheepshanksHonorary Fellow
Edward Rupert HicksFellow
John Alexander ArmstrongFellow
David SmithFellow
Joseph BeckFellow
John May WaldenFellow
George Douglas BuchananFellow
Charles John Philip CaveFellow
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell ClerkeFellow
Edward CrossleyFellow
William Alfred ParrFellow
Wentworth ErckFellow
Alfred Henry FisonFellow
Walter GoodacreFellow
Lieut. St Andrew St. JohnFellow
John Robinson AireyFellow
John Jepson AtkinsonFellow
Henry Osmund BarnardFellow
George HuntFellow
Rev. George Burgess WildigFellow
Philip James ChabotFellow
Thomas Hugh CloseFellow
Alfred MorrisFellow
James Kennedy EsdaileFellow
John RiddleFellow
John James AubertinFellow
William Arthur SmithFellow
Benjamin John HopkinsFellow
John Campbell BeggFellow
John JenkinsFellow
William Henry WalmsleyFellow
Thomas Wilson WormellFellow
James PettitFellow
Canon David FlemingFellow
William Bolger GibbsFellow
Sandford GortonFellow
Roberto RossiFellow
Sir Howard GrubbFellow
Edward Williams SnellFellow
Charles BartonFellow
Capt. Pringle StokesFellow
Alfred Dillon BellFellow
John WaltonFellow
M-Gen. Henry Herbert LeeFellow
Capt. George Tyrrell McCawFellow
William Samuel DownesFellow
Rev. Lewis EvansFellow
Cntss Maria Victoria Vicenta de RivasFellow
Samuel Forster GraceFellow
Colin Stanley GumFellow
Margaret M. Bassett [née Allen]Staff
Richard Coward JohnsonFellow
Francis James WardaleFellow
Edward WeldonFellow
John Robinson McCleanFellow
R-Adm. Henry Charles OtterFellow
George PearsonFellow
Sir James SouthFellow
Edwin StoryFellow
George InnesFellow
Ernest TillotsonFellow
Antonio Vela-HerranzFellow
Isaac BrownFellow
Lady Mary Thomazine LockyerFellow
David Carder-DaviesFellow