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
Benjamin ScottFellow
Henry HarveyFellow
Charles ShearmanFellow
Rev. Edward John StutterFellow
Arthur BerryFellow
Sir Gainsford BruceFellow
William Alfred ParrFellow
John Edmund RichardFellow
Dhirendra Nath SahaFellow
Rev. Alfred John Parkman ShepherdFellow
Charles StevensFellow
Henry William JeansFellow
Joshua JukesFellow
Thomas Simeon Scriven BoltonFellow
Rev. George Burgess WildigFellow
William Bladen CroftFellow
Rev. Robert Prichard DaviesFellow
Rev. Daniel DuttonFellow
Wentworth ErckFellow
George Francis RiddifordFellow
Capt. John HiggensFellow
Charles StewartFellow
Bishop John BrinkleyFellow
Arnold BuxtonFellow
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Thomas Wilson WormellFellow
Richard Edward Synge CooperFellow
Alfred MorrisFellow
James Kennedy EsdaileFellow
Murray GeddesFellow
John James Lewis GoodridgeFellow
John Edwards GriffithFellow
Adam HilgerFellow
Charles HoodFellow
Joseph Gurney BarclayFellow
Rev. Philip HuntFellow
R-Adm Alexander Bridport BecherFellow
John WaltonFellow
Daniel BuckneyFellow
Lieut. George Beaver CroucherFellow
James PettitFellow
Alexander Davidson FlemingFellow
Henry Tresawna GerransFellow
Emanuel Joseph RistoriFellow
Thomas GordonFellow
Wladimír Wáclav HeinrichFellow
Rev. Frederick SilverFellow
Rev. James William St. Clare HillFellow
Rev. William Morgan Tate-StoateFellow
Daniel Alberto ValencioAssociate
Francis James WardaleFellow
M-Gen. Henry Herbert LeeFellow
Edward WeldonFellow
Capt. George Tyrrell McCawFellow
Sir William CubittFellow
R-Adm. Henry Charles OtterFellow
George PearsonFellow
Reginald James HarmanJunior Member
Harold SewardFellow
Charles Edward BarnsFellow
Abraham Barsley TaylorFellow
Cmdr Thomas BotelerFellow
Samuel VeeversFellow
William WilsonFellow
John Robinson McCleanFellow
Humphrey Barker ChamberlinFellow
Solomon Moses DrachFellow
Capt. John Francis EgertonFellow
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Rev. William Robinson GilbyFellow
Edward RobertsFellow
Bt Cyril C. GrahamFellow
Rev. John SpenceFellow
Joseph HoughFellow
Archibald William Tindall-LucasFellow
Henry BourgetFellow
Lady Mary Thomazine LockyerFellow
Sidney Wilcox McCuskeyFellow
Henry MannFellow
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward MurphyFellow
Capt. Ernest William OwensFellow
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
Jesse Scoffin NimkeyFellow
Julius PageFellow
Walter A. PostFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow