Barbara Patellow Lyall

1872–1953 (Age 81)
Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula District, Canterbury, New Zealand

The Life of Barbara Patellow

When Barbara Patellow Lyall was born on 23 January 1872, in Pigeon Bay, Banks Peninsula District, Canterbury, New Zealand, her father, William Lyall, was 41 and her mother, Mary Milne, was 40. She married William Knox on 7 June 1893, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 26 November 1953, in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 81, and was buried in Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Barbara Patellow Lyall
William Knox
Marriage: 7 June 1893
James Rutherford Knox
Muriel Milne Knox

Spouse & Children

7 June 1893
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand


Parents & Siblings

  • William Lyall


  • Mary Milne




  • James Lyall


  • William Lyall


  • Elisabeth Lyall


  • Mary Ann Lyall


  • John Lyall


+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 15

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.

Age 21

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1896 · National Council of Women

Age 24

The National Council of Women of New Zealand was created as an organization after women won the right to vote. Today works to help achieve gender equality in New Zealand and in 2017 introduced Gender Equal NZ, which is fighting for Zealanders to have the freedom and opportunity to determine their own future no matter which gender they are.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably from an Old Norse personal name Liulfr, composed of an uncertain first element + úlfr ‘wolf’, although Reaney gives this as a pet form of Lyon or Lionel.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Barbara Pattellow Knox in entry for James Rutherford Knox, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Barbara Patellow Lyell, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Barbara Patellow Lyall, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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