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
George Francis RiddifordFellow
Capt. John HiggensFellow
Charles StewartFellow
Bishop John BrinkleyFellow
Arnold BuxtonFellow
Pietro CaturegliAssociate
Thomas Wilson WormellFellow
Richard Edward Synge CooperFellow
Alfred MorrisFellow
Rev. Robert Prichard DaviesFellow
Rev. Daniel DuttonFellow
Wentworth ErckFellow
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 Kennedy EsdaileFellow
Murray GeddesFellow
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
James PettitFellow
Alexander Davidson FlemingFellow
Henry Tresawna GerransFellow
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
R-Adm. Henry Charles OtterFellow
George PearsonFellow
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
Solomon Moses DrachFellow
Capt. John Francis EgertonFellow
Spencer Lavington FletcherFellow
Richard Frind RobertsFellow
Charles Hope HarrisFellow
William Bradshaw HousmanFellow
George InnesFellow
Richard KerrFellow
Julien VertuFellow
James McDowellFellow
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward MurphyFellow
Capt. Ernest William OwensFellow
Alexander FooteFellow
Henry Reginald FryFellow
Col. Charles RatcliffFellow
Frank RobertsonFellow
Capt. Thomas GravesFellow
Alexander Hamilton HoweFellow
Stanley Philip BengeFellow
Rev. Thomas LaingFellow
Isaac BrownFellow
Frederick William LongbottomFellow
Cyril YoungFellow
Col Ernest Elliott MarkwickFellow
Jesse Scoffin NimkeyFellow
Julius PageFellow
Walter A. PostFellow
Richard AbbattFellow
Arthur Ernest HodgsonFellow
Thomas BauchopeFellow
James Robert JonesFellow
William, Jr TomlinsonFellow
William BowyerFellow
Col William LambtonFellow
William Garrow LettsomFellow
Violet Florence WhiteFellow
William Grant MacGregorFellow
Arthur James MelhuishFellow
James NangleFellow
Charles Robert d’EsterreFellow