Many Anglo-Americans came to Guam in the 1800s, on whaling ships and on other business, as well. Many of them stayed and married Chamorro women. One of them was named Watkins.
The name was spelled in a variety of ways by the Spaniards : Warquin, Walkins, Varquin and a few others.
In an 1831 document (a list of foreigners living in the Marianas), the name Guillermo (William) Watkins appears.
He is listed as being English, having resided on Guam for 7 years. Thus, he would have arrived around 1824. He is married with 2 children, but his wife is not mentioned. He could have had more children after this list was composed.
So, until we find more documents, we cannot say much about the connection of the people named Watkins later in the century and William; whether they are children or grandchildren of William Watkins.
For example, take Juan Pangelinan Watkins. He is listed as being 56 years old in 1897. That would mean he was born around 1841. Knowing how notoriously bad people were in stating their age back then, he could have been older or younger and, in either case, Juan could very well be a son or a grandson of the original Mr. Watkins. In any case, Juan himself did not have any children.
Juan Watkins' signature, spelled Warquin
Then we are left with women named Watkins, who marry, and thus the Watkins name disappears in time.
There was a Rosa Watkins, daughter of Dolores Watkins, and Dolores was the daughter of Rita Watkins. Rosa married Miguel Camacho Quintanilla of Sumay.
And then there was Rita Aguon Watkins, who married Calistro Torres Taitano. Their granddaughter was Rita Mateo Taitano, who became Sister Roberta of the Mercy Sisters.
Sister Roberta was the granddaughter of Rita Aguon Watkins and a descendant of the British settler William Watkins
The Sister Roberta Center at Mercy Heights Nursery is named after her