John Yeats

John Butler Yeats (1839 - 1922)

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John Butler Yeats
Born in Lawrencetown,Tullylish, County Down, Irelandmap
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Husband of — married in Sligo, Sligo, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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John Butler Yeats born in 1839, the eldest son of nine children of Rev William Butler Yeats and Jane Grace Corbert. He was educated in Trinity College in Dublin for law , passed the bar but changed his career as an artist shortly after his marriage. [1]

John married on 10 Sep 1863 to Susan Mary Pollexfen, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Middleton) Pollexfen.

"They occupied a relatively newly-build house in a fashinable and new part of suburdan Dublin." About 1866 they moved to London, England.[2]

Children: [3]

  1. William Butler b 13 Jun 1865 at Dublin
  2. Susan Mary "Lily" b 25 Aug 1866 at Enniscrone, co Sligo
  3. Elizabeth Corbet "Lolly" b 11 Mar 1868 at Fitzroy rd, London
  4. Robert Corbet b 27 Mar 1870 died 3 Mar 1873
  5. John "Jack" Butler b 29 Aug 1871
  6. Jane Grace b 1875 died 9 months later


  1. "Prodigal Father: The Life of John Butler Yeats (1839-1922)" by William Michael Murphy publ 2001 [1]
  3. "W.B. Yeats: A Life" by R. F. Foster

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