John Varley

This article written and copyright 2012 by Will Johnson, wjhonson@aol.com, 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.
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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.


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