Group-06 Participant #493779...1 Thomas Hawkins…...2 William Hawkins, b. May 29, 1805 Fareham, Hampshire, England; d. Mar 1890, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England…......3 George Hawkins, b. 1858 Porchester, Hampshire, England; d. Aug 28, 1929 Alverstoke, Hampshire, England….........4 Earnest Hawkins, b. Nov 11, 1888 England; d. May 14, 1972, Vicksburg, Michigan USA................5 Robert Hawkins, b. July 12, 1916 Kalamazoo, Michigan USA; d. Feb 24, 1991 Kalamazoo, Michigan USA…................6 Participant 493779
Why is this so helpful? Because David's ancestors moved to these shores quite late. Earnest Hawkins who died in Vicksburg, Michigan was born in England in 1888, so he moved probably in the early 1900s. And David has good documentation explaining where Earnest's ancestors had lived in England for at least two or three generations. There is at least some probability that the other Hawkins participants in this family group #6 may have had a connection to this same area of England.
Here are some maps explaining where David's ancestors lived. The first map shows the general area in which they are found. The red outline is the area of Southampton.
In the second map we can see where Fareham is located in this general area:
Wikipedia tells us that Alverstroke is a parish
Until the early 19th century, the parish of Alverstoke measured some 4.5 miles from north to south, and 2.5 miles from east to west, covering most of present-day Gosport. The parish still stretched north, adjoining Fareham and Titchfield parishes., south to the Solent, east as far as Portsmouth Harbour, and west to the parish of Rowner, into the 20th century. However, large parts of the north and east of the parish were split into separate parishes between 1840 and 1913.