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
Adam HilgerFellow
Charles HoodFellow
Rev. Philip HuntFellow
John WaltonFellow
George Douglas BuchananFellow
Charles John Philip CaveFellow
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell ClerkeFellow
Rev. John CrouchFellow
Sir Harry KrotoHonorary Fellow
James Kennedy EsdaileFellow
Murray GeddesFellow
John James Lewis GoodridgeFellow
John Edwards GriffithFellow
Wladimír Wáclav HeinrichFellow
Rev. Frederick SilverFellow
Rev. James William St. Clare HillFellow
Rev. Henry Glanville BarnacleFellow
Rev. William Morgan Tate-StoateFellow
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
Francis James WardaleFellow
M-Gen. Henry Herbert LeeFellow
Edward WeldonFellow
Capt. George Tyrrell McCawFellow
Philip James ChabotFellow
Thomas Hugh CloseFellow
Rev. William DealtryFellow
Maj. Lindsay Atkins EddieFellow
James PettitFellow
Alexander Davidson FlemingFellow
Henry Tresawna GerransFellow
Emanuel Joseph RistoriFellow
Thomas GordonFellow
Harold SewardFellow
John Robinson AireyFellow
Abraham Barsley TaylorFellow
Dr John BostockFellow
Samuel VeeversFellow
William WilsonFellow
John Robinson McCleanFellow
R-Adm. Henry Charles OtterFellow
George PearsonFellow
Reginald James HarmanJunior Member
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
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
Edward RobertsFellow
Bt Cyril C. GrahamFellow
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
George InnesFellow
Richard KerrFellow
Julien VertuFellow
James McDowellFellow
C Andrew MurrayFellow
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward MurphyFellow
Capt. Ernest William OwensFellow
Alexander FooteFellow
Henry Reginald FryFellow
Col. Charles RatcliffFellow
Richard Frind RobertsFellow
Charles Hope HarrisFellow
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
Walter A. PostFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow
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
Thomas AllisonFellow
Capt. John SteeleFellow
Comte Eugène Aymar de la Baume PluvinelFellow