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
Benjamin Dennison NaylorFellow
Dr Edward Osborne FountainFellow
S. Lynn RhorerFellow
Chev. François de RosazFellow
Henry HarveyFellow
Thomas William BushFellow
Peter ClareFellow
William Alfred ParrFellow
John Edmund RichardFellow
Benjamin ScottFellow
Charles ShearmanFellow
Rev. Edward John StutterFellow
Henry William JeansFellow
Rev. Frank BesantFellow
Joshua JukesFellow
Wentworth ErckFellow
George Francis RiddifordFellow
Dhirendra Nath SahaFellow
Rev. Alfred John Parkman ShepherdFellow
Capt. John HiggensFellow
Charles StevensFellow
Rev. George Burgess WildigFellow
Rev. Thomas CattonFellow
Arthur Stanley WilliamsFellow
Alfred MorrisFellow
James Kennedy EsdaileFellow
Murray GeddesFellow
John James Lewis GoodridgeFellow
John Edwards GriffithFellow
Adam HilgerFellow
Charles StewartFellow
Charles HoodFellow
Rev. Philip HuntFellow
George Douglas BuchananFellow
Thomas Wilson WormellFellow
Charles John Philip CaveFellow
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell ClerkeFellow
Rev. John CrouchFellow
Rev. William DealtryFellow
Maj. Lindsay Atkins EddieFellow
James PettitFellow
Alexander Davidson FlemingFellow
Henry Tresawna GerransFellow
Emanuel Joseph RistoriFellow
Thomas GordonFellow
Wladimír Wáclav HeinrichFellow
Rev. James William St. Clare HillFellow
Rev. Henry Glanville BarnacleFellow
John WaltonFellow
M-Gen. Henry Herbert LeeFellow
Capt. George Tyrrell McCawFellow
Philip James ChabotFellow
Thomas Hugh CloseFellow
Sir Harry KrotoHonorary Fellow
R-Adm. Henry Charles OtterFellow
George PearsonFellow
Reginald James HarmanJunior Member
Rev. Frederick SilverFellow
John Robinson AireyFellow
Rev. William Morgan Tate-StoateFellow
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
Dr John BostockFellow
Francis James WardaleFellow
Edward WeldonFellow
John Robinson McCleanFellow
Wendell Carden DeMarcusFellow
Rev. John EdwardsFellow
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
Edward RobertsFellow
Bt Cyril C. GrahamFellow
Harold SewardFellow
Joseph HoughFellow
Francis BarrowFellow
Abraham Barsley TaylorFellow
Samuel VeeversFellow
William WilsonFellow
Lady Mary Thomazine LockyerFellow
Sidney Wilcox McCuskeyFellow
Henry MannFellow
Thomas CushingFellow
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward MurphyFellow
Capt. Ernest William OwensFellow
Alexander FooteFellow
Henry Reginald FryFellow
Col. Charles RatcliffFellow
Richard Frind RobertsFellow
Charles Hope HarrisFellow
Rev. John SpenceFellow
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
George InnesFellow
Archibald William Tindall-LucasFellow
Richard KerrFellow
James McDowellFellow
Jesse Scoffin NimkeyFellow
Julius PageFellow
Walter A. PostFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow