I am descended from Isaac Elms b abt 1739 in West Monkton, Somerset. He married Jone Hilman and had 5 children, Elizabeth christened 1793, Isaac b abt 1797, John** b abt 1799, Betty b abt 1802 and James# b abt 1805. I am descended from James. George b 26 Feb 1829 was a son of John**. George emigrated to the USA in abt 1852. John** was married to Lady Margaret Griffiths on 6th Feb 1827. John** emigrated to the USA in abt 1856 and died there. I have been in contact with one of his descendants in the USA.
William,(my GG grandfather) son of James# emigrated to Australia in 1880 and died in Ipswich Queensland on 5th Mar 1895. I do not know of any William who emigrated to New Zealand but would be very interested in finding out more about this.
How are you related to George Elms? it may be that we are related. I look forward to your reply.