I have a Sarah Emslie/Elmslie born Scotland about 1825; married to William Reid in Wellington New Zealand on 4 October 1852. William Reid (also born Scotland 1823) moved to Wanganui and became a wealthy farmer there. He and Sarah had 3 boys and 3 girls.
Not much is known about Sarah. Query over changing spellings of surname..used Elmslie and Emslie. Thought to have arrived in New Zealand in 1851 and that her father was a Reverend.
The previous posting on this list about the Emslie family mentions Rev John Elmslie and Wanganui and an earlier Reid marriage.I can't believe there is not a connection! Was Sarah the Rev John Elmslie's sister (not her father as family tradition says)and did he go to New Zealand and then to Wanganui because she was there already? Sarah Elmslie's husband William Reid was a founder member of the Plymouth Bretheren in Wanganui see genealogy.eproject.co.nz/reid_family/reid_family_main.html