My name is Steve Guthrie - also a Hawkins Kearby descendent.
I had also heard that his parents were Francis Kearby and Mary Hawkins - but so much of this "folk lore" over the years seems to be strictly hearsay.
The Henry Kearby part of your posting was interesting - as his land is owned by Richard and Francis.But how do we know this is our "Francis Kearby" (father of Hawkins) - if he is, indeed, father to Hawkins.
The Mary Hawkins seems to be a great find - as I heard this many years ago.The "Hawkins" surname is found in a few later generations of this Kearby line.
As I said, please contact my email - I would love to chat or learn more of your evidences and research notes.