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
Bt Cyril C. GrahamFellow
James SimmsFellow
Joseph HoughFellow
Capt. William Thornton BateFellow
Arthur KennedyFellow
M-Gen William Henry WardellFellow
Joseph MaguireFellow
Rev. James PearsonFellow
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
Edward RobertsFellow
Charles Hope HarrisFellow
Richard AbbattFellow
Alan James SkinnerFellow
Rev. Thomas Allen SouthwoodFellow
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
M-Gen. Thomas Preston BattersbyFellow
Col. George StrahanFellow
George InnesFellow
James Ruthven BrownFellow
Thomas Rudolphus DallmeyerFellow
Robert Edward Beaumont MunroFellow
Rev. Henry Joseph Boone NicholsonFellow
Rev. Arthur Edwin Brisco OwenFellow
Alexander FooteFellow
Henry Reginald FryFellow
Richard Frind RobertsFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow
Thomas AllisonFellow
Cmdr. Michael Atwell SlaterFellow
Dr Edmund Johnson SpittaFellow
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow
Comte Eugène Aymar de la Baume PluvinelFellow
Rev. Henry Cooper KeyFellow
William Ralph MechaelisFellow
John DanskenFellow
Harry Krauss NieldFellow
William Montgomery PiersonFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Arthur Ernest HodgsonFellow
Rev. Charles StrongFellow
Arthur BerryFellow
James Robert JonesFellow
Henry Hayden WatersFellow
Gertrude LongbottomFellow
Capt. Robert Cumming McFeeFellow
Frank Campbell DumatFellow
Henry Samuel EllisFellow
William Edward RaymondFellow
Rev. Nathaniel Stedman GodfreyFellow
John HartnupFellow
John StanistreetFellow
Stefan TemesváryFellow
Thomas Simeon Scriven BoltonFellow
Norman David WatkinsFellow
Edward Tremlett CarterFellow
William MacIntyreFellow
Frederick Richard CrippsFellow
R-Adm Charles Edward MonroFellow
Thomas NorrisFellow
Samuel FellowsFellow
William GodwardFellow
Rev. Edward Bruce KirkFellow
Ernest Ralph LapwoodFellow
Maj. John CassellsFellow
Rt Hon Edward Henry CooperFellow
Daniel MooreFellow
Julien PéridierFellow
John McDougal FieldFellow
Benjamin ScottFellow
Hester Periam HawkinsFellow
Charles ShearmanFellow
Joseph Gurney BarclayFellow
R-Adm Alexander Bridport BecherFellow
Rev. Edward John StutterFellow
Rev. John William WhittakerFellow
Burdett MasonFellow
Rev. Robert Prichard DaviesFellow
Rev. Daniel DuttonFellow
James EppsFellow
Dhirendra Nath SahaFellow
Thomas Edward HeathFellow
Rev. Alfred John Parkman ShepherdFellow
Alfred HolnessFellow
Charles StevensFellow
Thomas HumphriesFellow
Charles Heard WildFellow
Lieut. George Beaver CroucherFellow
Rudolph MoritzFellow
Albert EscottFellow
William FrancisFellow
Edward RiddleFellow
Henry Bedingfield GoodwinFellow
Henry Burdett HederstedtFellow
Frank Hope-JonesFellow
Charles Edward BarnsFellow
Charles StewartFellow
Cmdr Thomas BotelerFellow
Rev. Thomas Henry LealeFellow
Arthur Huish WebberFellow