I'm not actually researching the Somerton family but in case anyone is interested and is missing a line. My step father is descended from the Somerton's of Portugal Cove. His grandfather (I think) left Portugal Cove in the late 1800's and resettled in Montreal Quebec. In Montreal the surname got changed to Summerton where there are still some of the family living. My step grandfather's name was Nelson Summerton and I believe his father was either Nelson or Edward(not sure). If anyone is interested I can look into this.