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
Cntss Maria Victoria Vicenta de RivasFellow
Sandford GortonFellow
Sir Howard GrubbFellow
John Jepson AtkinsonFellow
Henry Osmund BarnardFellow
Demetrius KotsakisFellow
Charles Lewis BrookFellow
Thomas LeeFellow
Rev. Henry CoddingtonFellow
M-Gen William Henry WardellFellow
Rev. Lewis EvansFellow
Rev. Edmund Sixtus PhillipsFellow
Canon David FlemingFellow
Alan MoorwoodFellow
William Bolger GibbsFellow
Samuel Forster GraceFellow
Colin Stanley GumFellow
John James AubertinFellow
John Campbell BeggFellow
Richard Coward JohnsonFellow
Sir James SouthFellow
Edwin StoryFellow
Ernest TillotsonFellow
Antonio Vela-HerranzFellow
Rev. Isaac Vale MummeryFellow
Alfred Edward NichollsFellow
William Samuel DownesFellow
Sidney Herbert PopeFellow
James RankinFellow
Charles BartonFellow
George InnesFellow
Alfred Dillon BellFellow
William ShackletonFellow
John Samuel SlaterFellow
Hyman Solomon SpiglFellow
Everard Home Roberts ColemanFellow
Charles MayFellow
William Harold TingeyFellow
John MitchellFellow
Lieut. Henry RaperFellow
Augustus S. HarrisonFellow
Elijah HowarthFellow
Margaret M. Bassett [née Allen]Staff
Dr William Ambrose KibblerFellow
William LaddFellow
Arthur BurnetFellow
Isaac Waithman LongFellow
Cyrus Augustus MacfarlaneFellow
Chintamanny Ragoonatha Chary (Charry)Fellow
John Brise ColgroveFellow
Basil Reginald Hamilton Taylour (Taylor)Fellow
Henry Hayden WatersFellow
John DrewFellow
Col. Frederick PageFellow
Herbert George RobinsFellow
Rev. Frederick HowlettFellow
James Thomas JacksonFellow
Hisashi KimuraAssociate
James Ruthven BrownFellow
William SmalleyFellow
Lieut. Thomas Carter Richardson CarpendaleFellow
Isaac MolloyFellow
William Reynolds VinesFellow
Norman David WatkinsFellow
Eyre Burton PowellFellow
John GlaisherFellow
Dr Benjamin GodfreyFellow
Rev. William HallFellow
Rev. Francis Benjamin AllisonFellow
Richard HodgsonFellow
Pierre Joseph Célestin BaumeFellow
Thomas KingFellow
Charles Bousfield ShawFellow
Frederick William LevanderFellow
Ernest CarpmaelFellow
Rev. Francis Anthony TondorfFellow
John NarrienFellow
Ankitam Venkata Nursing RowFellow
Henry Samuel EllisFellow
Dudley KM FullerFellow
Chev. François de RosazFellow
Henry HarveyFellow
Thomas William BushFellow
Peter ClareFellow
Benjamin Dennison NaylorFellow
Rev. John William WhittakerFellow
Dr Edward Osborne FountainFellow
S. Lynn RhorerFellow
Henry William JeansFellow
Rev. Frank BesantFellow
Joshua JukesFellow
William ScottFellow
Wadham Locke SuttonFellow
Edward TroughtonFellow
Charles Clement WalkerFellow
Charles Heard WildFellow
William Alfred ParrFellow
John Edmund RichardFellow
George Francis RiddifordFellow
Capt. John HiggensFellow