I am a Hawkesworth/Watson descendant, living in Barbados. (There are a lot of us). Not with the Hawkesworth last name, we all carry the Watson last name. My great-great grand mother was Elizabeth Mary Hawkesworth married to William Watson. Our Cathedral has plaques to their memory. The majority of my Hawkesworth family left Barbados for the USA between 1880-1890. Regarding the Governor bit, I speak under correction, I do not think that is correct. Definately not Barbados. If you have any info as to my family in the US, I would appreciate it. We spell ours HAWKESWORTH (with the E).
Regards, Ron Watson