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)

Name Born Died Elected Membership status
Sir (Frederick) William Herschel Fellow
Col William Lambton Fellow
Charles Hutton Fellow
William Cary Fellow
Joseph von Fraunhofer Associate
Guiseppe Piazzi Associate
Johann Elert Bode Associate
Marq. Pierre Simon de Laplace Associate
Duke Alexander Gordon Fellow
Rev. Lewis Evans Fellow
Daniel Moore Fellow
Capt. Pringle Stokes Fellow
William Hyde Wollaston Fellow
Cmdr Thomas Boteler Fellow
Capt. Henry Foster Fellow
Abbé Henri Grégoire Associate
Rev. Fearon Fallows Fellow
Jean Louis Pons Associate
Stephen Groombridge Fellow
Baron Franz Xaver von Zach Associate
Count Barnaba Oriani Associate
Adrien-Marie Legendre Associate
Carlo Brioschi Associate
Pietro Caturegli Associate
Johann Georg von Soldner Associate
Godfrey Higgins Fellow
Capt. John Betham Fellow
Don Felipe Bauzá Associate
Col. Frederick Page Fellow
John Fuller Fellow
Karl Ludwig Harding Associate
Thomas Telford Fellow
R-A Hn George Heneage Lawrence Dundas Fellow
Capt. Henry Kater Fellow
Edward Troughton Fellow
Bishop John Brinkley Fellow
John Ramage Fellow
Capt. James Horsburgh Fellow
Jean Felix Adolphe Gambart Associate
Lieut. Hastings Fitz-Edward Murphy Fellow
John Pond Fellow
Rev. William Farish Fellow
Henry Thomas Colebrooke Fellow
John Lewis(Johann Ludwig) Tiarks Fellow
Rev. Thomas Catton Fellow
Gerard Moll Associate
Nathaniel Bowditch Associate
Rev. Philip Hunt Fellow
Stephen Peter Rigaud Fellow
James Epps Fellow
King Frederick VI Denmark Honorary Fellow
Davies Gilbert Fellow
Thomas Leybourn Fellow
Heinrich Wilhelm Mathias Olbers Associate
Capt. Thomas Drummond Fellow
Siméon Denis Poisson Associate
Richard Best Fellow
Johann Joseph von Littrow Associate
Niccolò Cacciatore Associate
Olinthus Gilbert Gregory Fellow
William Frend Fellow
Rev. Michael Ward Fellow
M-Gen. Henry Shrapnel Fellow
Earl George Parker Macclesfield Fellow
Earl George Parker (Macclesfield) Fellow
Cmdr. Michael Atwell Slater Fellow
George Innes Fellow
Duke Augustus Frederick Sussex Fellow
William Wallace Fellow
William Allen Fellow
Francis Baily Fellow
Capt. Basil Hall Fellow
Thomas Henderson Fellow
Gen Sir Robert Lawrence Dundas Fellow
Adm. Alexis Samuilovich Greig Fellow
Rev. Henry Coddington Fellow
Charles Shearman Fellow
Lieut. Augustus Percival Greene Fellow
Capt. John Francis Egerton Fellow
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Associate
John Glaisher Fellow
Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal Fellow
Dr John Bostock Fellow
Baron Marie Charles Théodore Damoiseau Associate
John Rowbotham Fellow
Capt. Sir John Franklin Fellow
Rev. William Pearson Fellow
Gen. Ferdinando Visconti Associate
Rev. William Dealtry Fellow
Capt. John Grover Fellow
R Adm. William Henry Shirreff Fellow
Caroline Lucretia Herschel Honorary Fellow
King Christian VIII Denmark Honorary Fellow
Rev. William Robinson Gilby Fellow
Jacob Hoyer Fellow
Mqs John Crichton Stuart (Bute) Fellow
M-Gen. John Anthony Hodgson Fellow
Thomas Glanville Taylor Fellow
Francis (Francesco) de Vico Associate
Major Thomas Henry Shadwell Clerke Fellow