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
George PearsonFellow
Reginald James HarmanJunior Member
Harold SewardFellow
John Robinson AireyFellow
Abraham Barsley TaylorFellow
Dr John BostockFellow
Samuel VeeversFellow
William WilsonFellow
John Robinson McCleanFellow
R-Adm. Henry Charles OtterFellow
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
Edward RobertsFellow
Bt Cyril C. GrahamFellow
Rev. John SpenceFellow
Joseph HoughFellow
Francis BarrowFellow
Archibald William Tindall-LucasFellow
Lady Mary Thomazine LockyerFellow
Sidney Wilcox McCuskeyFellow
Henry MannFellow
Thomas CushingFellow
Wendell Carden DeMarcusFellow
Rev. John EdwardsFellow
Alexander FooteFellow
Henry Reginald FryFellow
Col. Charles RatcliffFellow
Richard Frind RobertsFellow
Charles Hope HarrisFellow
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
George InnesFellow
Richard KerrFellow
Julien VertuFellow
James McDowellFellow
C Andrew MurrayFellow
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward MurphyFellow
Capt. Ernest William OwensFellow
Walter A. PostFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow
Capt. William Thornton BateFellow
Rev. Thomas LaingFellow
Frederick William LongbottomFellow
David Carder-DaviesFellow
Herbert ChatleyFellow
Cyril YoungFellow
Col Ernest Elliott MarkwickFellow
Thomas Rudolphus DallmeyerFellow
Jesse Scoffin NimkeyFellow
Julius PageFellow
Arthur Ernest HodgsonFellow
M-Gen. Thomas Preston BattersbyFellow
James Robert JonesFellow
William, Jr TomlinsonFellow
Col William LambtonFellow
William Garrow LettsomFellow
Violet Florence WhiteFellow
James CarpenterFellow
William Grant MacGregorFellow
Capt. William ChimmoFellow
Arthur James MelhuishFellow
John DanskenFellow
James NangleFellow
Herbert Lovis Noel Noel-CoxFellow
Samuel FellowsFellow
Rev. Jacobus Cornelius ReynekeFellow
Rev. Nathaniel Stedman GodfreyFellow
John HartnupFellow
Thomas AllisonFellow
Capt. John SteeleFellow
Comte Eugène Aymar de la Baume PluvinelFellow
Rev. Thomas Robert TerryFellow
Edward William BrayleyFellow
James Stark BrowneFellow
Theodore MackenzieFellow
Frederick William NashFellow
Frank Campbell DumatFellow
Rev. Thomas PerkinsFellow
John McDougal FieldFellow
William GodwardFellow
Herbert SadlerFellow
James Lidderdale ScottFellow
Anne SheepshanksHonorary Fellow
David SmithFellow
Arthur BerryFellow
John May WaldenFellow
Sir Gainsford BruceFellow
Rev. Robert Comyn LumsdenFellow
Willie Venner MerrifieldFellow
Dr Hugh NeillFellow
Lieut. St Andrew St. JohnFellow
Hester Periam HawkinsFellow
Thomas Simeon Scriven BoltonFellow
Donald MacleanFellow
Margaret Theodora MeyerFellow
William Bladen CroftFellow
Sir William MorisonFellow
William FrancisFellow
Edward RiddleFellow