John Varley

This article written and copyright 2012 by Will Johnson,, Professional Genealogist

John Varley was born in 1850, the son of Albert Varley (d 1876) and grandson of another John Varley (1778-1842), famous as a painter.  Like his famous grandfather, John also became a painter.  His marriage to Isabella Pollexfen made him the uncle of the poet and playwright William Butler Yeats, son of her sister Susan Pollexfen (1841-1900).

John Varley in 1885 was the Vice President of the London Lodge of the Theosophical Society.

He was a painter "of Cairene subjects", according to the DNB entry for his grandfather John.

He died in 1933, his wife Isabella in 1938.