Arguably one of the most talented of the Society's early members, Fowler adopted an enlightened approach to archaeology
Samuel Flint Clarkson developed an architectural practice in St Albans and took a considerable interest in the history of the city and surrounding areas.
Just six months after the Society was formed in 1845, Richard Lowe was nominated to be a member. Little more than a year later, he made a seminal find while carrying out archaeological excavations on the Gorhambury estate.
Rev. Charles Boutell, one of the first members of the Society, produced two standard works on heraldry and monumental brasses that remain highly respected.