Symonds Street Cemetery: Elizabeth Knox

Elizabeth Knox


Elizabeth Knox and her husband are buried beneath a large obelisk of Scottish Granite in the Presbyterian sector near Symonds Street. In her will she left £91,500.00 of which £44,000.00 were earmarked for various charities including the Sailors Home, the Veteran’s Home and others.

Money was also stipulated for a Home for Incurables and a Night Shelter for the Homeless to be set up.

Paramount was the creation of the Elizabeth Knox Home for the Elderly, an Institution still in existence.

Orginally located in Glen Innes, since the 1960s the Elizabeth Knox Home has been situated in Ranfurly Road in Epsom.