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
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
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
George InnesFellow
Richard KerrFellow
Julien VertuFellow
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
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow
Capt. William Thornton BateFellow
Rev. Thomas LaingFellow
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
Arthur Ernest HodgsonFellow
M-Gen. Thomas Preston BattersbyFellow
James Robert JonesFellow
William, Jr TomlinsonFellow
Col William LambtonFellow
Theodore MackenzieFellow
Frederick William NashFellow
Frank Campbell DumatFellow
Samuel FellowsFellow
Rev. Jacobus Cornelius ReynekeFellow
Rev. Nathaniel Stedman GodfreyFellow
John HartnupFellow
Thomas AllisonFellow
Capt. John SteeleFellow
Comte Eugène Aymar de la Baume PluvinelFellow
Rev. Thomas Robert TerryFellow
Edward William BrayleyFellow
James Stark BrowneFellow
Rev. Robert Comyn LumsdenFellow
Willie Venner MerrifieldFellow
Dr Hugh NeillFellow
Rev. Thomas PerkinsFellow
John McDougal FieldFellow
William GodwardFellow
Herbert SadlerFellow
James Lidderdale ScottFellow
Anne SheepshanksHonorary Fellow
David SmithFellow
Arthur BerryFellow
John May WaldenFellow
Sir Gainsford BruceFellow
Donald MacleanFellow
Margaret Theodora MeyerFellow
William Bladen CroftFellow
Sir William MorisonFellow
Lieut. St Andrew St. JohnFellow
Hester Periam HawkinsFellow
Thomas Simeon Scriven BoltonFellow
Arnold BuxtonFellow
Arthur Stanley WilliamsFellow
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Richard Edward Synge CooperFellow
Rev. Peter David MorseFellow
Rev. Robert Prichard DaviesFellow
George James NewbeginFellow
Rev. Daniel DuttonFellow
William FrancisFellow
Edward RiddleFellow
Thomas Edward HeathFellow
William Arthur SmithFellow
Alfred HolnessFellow
Thomas HumphriesFellow
Thomas Edward KnightleyFellow
Bishop John BrinkleyFellow
William Henry WalmsleyFellow
Jack Gordon MillerFellow
Lieut. George Beaver CroucherFellow
Jack Meadows
Kennet PollockFellow
Henry Bedingfield GoodwinFellow
Roberto RossiFellow
Henry Burdett HederstedtFellow
Edward Williams SnellFellow
Frank Hope-JonesFellow