Mahele records

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00000H01
island:Hawaii
district: Kau
ahupuaa: Meemee, Pakini
awarded: No
RP: 0
 
modified: 8/28/2011 
$37.00
00000H02
island:Hawaii
district: Kohala, North
ahupuaa: Upolu
awarded: Yes
RP: 0
 
modified: 12/18/2009 
$37.00
00000H03
island:Hawaii
district: Kau
ahupuaa: Kahilipali
awarded: Yes
RP: 0
 
modified: 2/19/2011 
$37.00
00000K01
island:Kauai
district: Koolau
ahupuaa: Lepeuli
awarded: No
misc: No claim found to fit; mentions school 
 
$37.00
00000K02
island:Kauai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Hanapepe
awarded: No
RP: 1
misc: Never becomes a claim, however, listed in numerical indexes and given royal patent number 
 
$37.00
00000K03
island:Kauai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Hanapepe
awarded: No
misc: Ili kupono, also claims stream, this claim follows 10457, Namoki also in Koula 
 
$37.00
00000M01
island:Maui
district: Hamakualoa
ahupuaa: Haiku
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000M02
island:Maui
district: Kipahulu
ahupuaa: Alaenui
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000M03
island:Maui
district: Wailuku?
ahupuaa: Wailuku?
awarded: Yes
RP: 0
 
modified: 2/19/2011 
$37.00
00000M04
island:Oahu
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Kalihi
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000M05
island:Maui
district: Lahaina
ahupuaa: Puunoa
awarded: No
misc: Did not file claim 
 
$37.00
00000M06
Hao
island:Maui
district: Kaanapali
ahupuaa: Honokohau
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo01
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Kanaio
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo02
island:Maui
district: Wailuku?
awarded: Yes
RP: 0
 
modified: 9/9/2011 
$37.00
00000Mo03
island:Molokai
district: Kona
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo04
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Kalamaula
awarded: No
misc: will live under konohiki 
 
$37.00
00000Mo05
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Ahainonui?
awarded: No
misc: 142B, Keawa 
 
$37.00
00000Mo06
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Kalamaula
awarded: No
RP: 0
 
modified: 7/24/2013 
$37.00
00000Mo07
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Ohia
awarded: Yes
RP: 0
 
modified: 2/19/2011 
$37.00
00000Mo08
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Puaahala, Wawaia
awarded: Yes
RP: 0
 
modified: 1/9/2017 
$37.00
00000Mo09
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Honoulimaloo
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo10
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Kalamaula
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo11
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Kalamaula
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo12
island:Molokai
district: Koolau
ahupuaa: Kalaupapa
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00
00000Mo13
island:Molokai
district: Kona
ahupuaa: Honoulimaloo
awarded: No
 
 
$37.00

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About the Mahele database

There are more than 14,500 records for all islands

The Waihona `Aina Mahele database includes awarded and unawarded claims. There are more than 14,500 records for all islands except Kaho`olawe. Some 40,000 documents are included in these records, which contain claimant names, those of family members, neighbors, place descriptions, land usage accounts, house sites, boundaries, trees, cultivated plants, birds, fishponds, salt ponds, roads, canoe sheds, dams, burials and geological features, such as cliffs and rivers.

In the Mahele Database the claims are organized numerically: all documents pertaining to a specific number are included, so that Native Register, Foreign Register, Native Testimony and Foreign Testimony documents are together. Thus, the researcher avoids some problems found in original texts, where there are non-indexed documents and where numbers and names may differ, where data includes property on several islands or where data is incomplete. A report compiles a composite of claims for any query. Every user will save time.

Approximately five percent of the original archive claims claims had been assigned incorrect numbers. These documents have been placed in correct records by Waihona 'Aina.

When awardees died prior to an award affidavit, testimonies may list heirs; records note if land reverted to a konohiki. Other early maps, probate records and Tax Map Keys (note) can be consulted for more ownership information.

Please note that approximately five percent of the original Land Commission Awards(LCA's) on the Tax Maps are also incorrect, make sure to cross-check your information.

Claimants' names and place names occur with variant spellings. The letters "u" and "n" are routinely transposed in the typed testimony, i.e. Peekauai and Peekanai. Names beginning with Ma- /Na-, or Ka- /Ke-, are shown in any or all variants, sometimes within one document, i.e., the family name "I" appears as "I", "Na I", or "Nai" in the documents of one record. These variants are listed in the alternate name field.

The original texts contain errors and variant spellings. These are corrected when found. Subsequent transcriptions and translations also contain some errors. Waihona `Aina's compiler has undoubtedly added other errors. Researchers with questions about apparent erors are encouraged to e-mail Waihona `Aina with the mail button for verification and correction where pertinent.

Our Structure

Three asterisks (***) appear where information is missing or needs to be double checked. Wai Hona `Aina compiler comments are placed between square brackets: […]. Translators’ comments occur within slash marks: /…/; or parentheses: (…). Question marks within brackets or parentheses indicate difficulty in deciphering the text. Bracketed information includes corrected numbers, words, and/or editorial comments, i.e. when a Royal Patent Number or TMK is known they are added in final editorial comment for each record. This database separates multiple island awards to one person into a separate records for each relevant island with an asterisk and the letter of the island added to the record number, i.e. 7713*H,(for Hawaii), 7713*K (for Kauai), 7713*M (for Maui), 7713*Mo for Molokai, 7713*O (for Oahu). The full documentation occurs within each one but the information in search fields pertains only to that island.

Key to Abbreviations and Modifications

// translator’s comments
( ) translator’s comments
"" ditto marks removed and text filled in
*** our marks for information not located
ap. ‘Apana’ (section of land)
rod = 5 ½ yards or 16½ feet
rood = a square measure usually ¼ acre or 40 square rods
N.E.S.W. have been replaced by North, East, South and West
V. Pres. Replaced by Vice President
Commr = replaced by Commissioner
D. Sir replaced by Dear Sir
Excy replaced by Excellency
Govr, Governr replaced by Governor
Govt, Govermt replaced by Government
Sw replaced by sworn
Tes, Test, Tes.y, Testy replaced by Testimony
Clmt, Claimnt, Clt, replaced by claimant
Clm replaced by claim
Kam I replaced by Kamehameha I
Kam II or III replaced by Kamehameha II or III
Is. replaced by Island
Secy replaced by Secretary
Unct, Unctd replaced by uncultivated
Doct, Doctr replaced by Doctor
Ap. replaced by apana
H.E. replaced by His Excellency
Mr. P. replaced by Mr. Pease
Evc replaced by evidence
Meetg replaced by meeting
Inst. Replaced by Instant [meaning current, i.e. current month]

Measurements used in surveying Found in Hawaiian Archival Land Documents

Degrees and minutes for North/South and East/West orientations
Acre equal to 160 square rods or 4,840 square feet
A Rod is 5.5 yards and also approximately 30 square yards.
Rod (squared rod) is 1/40 of a Rood. There are 40 rods in a rood and 4 roods in an acre
A Rood - A measure of land equal to 1/4 acre, or 40 square rods (0.10 hectare).
Fathom unit of length equal to 6 feet (1.83 meters)
Chain is equal to 100 feet (30.5 meters)
Perch is a synonym for rod (Hawaiian perka or peka)

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