Boundary Commission

Certification: 125
Ahupua`a Kula
District: Puna
Island Hawaii
Ownership: Kanaina, Charles
Misc:
Year: 1880
Statistics: 15205 characters 2600 words
Kula Ahupuaa, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 199-203

The Ahupuaa of Kula, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit

On this, the 15th day of July A.D. 1873, the Boundary Commission met at the house of T.E. Eldertsat Kapoho, by adjournment from the 9th instant to the 11th instant and from the 11th to the 15 instant,

Due notice of the hearing of the application of A.F. Judd for the settlement of the boundaries of Kapoho and Kula, having been given by advertisement in the Hawaiian Gazette of June 18th and Kuokoa of June 21st, and notice personally served on owners of adjoining lands as far as known.

Present: T.E. Elderts for petitioner

Petition read as follows

To the Honorable Rufus A. Lyman, Commissioner of boundaries for the third Judicial Circuit, to wit, the Island of Hawaii.

The petition of A.F. Judd, attorney in fact for Charles Kanaina, of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, respectfully represents unto your Honor the commissioner as follows:

That the aforesaid Charles Kanaina is possessed of two tracts of land, situated in the District of Puna, in the Island of Hawaii called the Ahupuaa of Kapoho and of Kula;

Thatthe aforesaid lands on Ahupuaas of Kapoho and Kula, were awarded by the Commissioners to quiet Land Titles by name only, and not by survey, and that the boundaries of the same are as yet undefined;

That the following is the list of the lands adjoining these said lands, of Kapoho and Kula, and the owners of the same, as far as the same are known, to your petitioner,
to wit:

The lands adjoining Kapoho, to wit:
Name of the Land, Owner
Pualaa, R. Keelikolani
Ahalanui, R. Keelikolani
Laipao, R. Keelikolani
Oneloa, R. Keelikolani
Pohoike, R. Keelikolani
Keahialaka, His Majesty, the King
Kanaea, Estate His Honor, M. Kekuanaoa
Puua, W.P. Leleihoku [Leleiohoku] [page 200]
Kula, C. Kanaina
Kaniohiko, [left blank]
Kauwai, Estate M. Kekuanaoa
Waiakahiula [left blank].

The lands adjoining Kula are:
Name of Land, Owner
Kapoho, C. Kanaina
Puna, W.P. Leleihoku [Leleiohoku];

That the boundaries of the said lands of Kapoho and Kula, as claimed by your petitioner are more fully set forth in the accompanying notes of survey, marked Exhibit A;

That all and singular the premises are within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Commissioner of Boundaries.

Therefore your petitioner respectfully prays that the boundaries of the said lands of Kapoho and Kula, may be decided and certified to, by your Honor, the Commissioner, and that certificates defining the said boundaries, may be issued to your petitioner; and that to this end a day, hour, and place, may be appointed for the hearing of this petition, and the proofs there and then to be adduced, and that due notice according to law, may be made to all persons interested in the said matter, to appear and show cause if any they have, why the said petition should not be granted.
And your petitioner will every pray
(Signed) A.F. Judd, Attorney for Charles Kanaina
Hilo, Hawaii, May 14th 1873

Testimony

Keahi, kane, sworn, I was born on Kapoho, Puna, Hawaii, at the time of Akakaio Mokuakai, now live on Kula, and have always lived on these two lands. Am a kamaaina of Kula and adjoining lands. My kupunakane, Kaiapele, now dead, pointed out the boundaries to me. In those days we would go where we pleased. Puaa bounds Kula, one side, the sea makai, and Kapoho on the other side, and mauka, [.] the land had ancient fishing rights extending out to sea. A point c ....

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.... tisfaction that the true lawful and equitable boundaries are as follows, viz.;

Commence at “kula” cut in the pahoehoe 1 chain from the sea at “Puhau,”

1. South 77° 45' West 96.20 chains along Halekamahina to stone X at Government road;
2. South 75° 15' West 9.83 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
3. South 72° 30' West 9.71 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225;
4. South 73° 15' West 7.91 chains along Kaniahiku, Grant No. 3225 to “Keanakalehua;”
5. North 71° 45' West 5.00 chains along Kapoho to north bank of the awawa;
6. South 62° 15' West 27.20 chains along Kapoho to pile of stones marked [triangle], at the mauka base of “Puukea” hill; thence
7. North 48° 30' West 13.50 chains along Halekamahina;;
8. North 70° 30' West 18.50 chains along Halekamahina to pile of stones by cocoanut trees, at place called “Kaamana,” thence
9. North 63° 40' West 10.81 chains along Halekamahina to stone marked X;
10. South 60° 15' West 11.60 chains along Halekamahina to stone marked H, at “Laioumi,” at base of the pali; thence
11. South 56° 50' West 38.55 chains along Halekamahina by the aa;
12. South 54° 45' West 25.35 chains along Halekamahina by the aa to pile stones [triangle];
13. North 51° 15' West 9.20 chains along Halekamahina to pile of stones [triangle] at “Kolea;”
14. North 75° 30' East 12.50 chains along Puna, to the top of a nole [knoll]; thence
15. North 52° East 29.46 chains along Puna, a volcanic crack being the boundary;
16. North 87° East 5.60 chains along Puna to a pile of stones at the road;
17. North 56° 30' East 20.30 chains along Puna to stone P at “Laioumi” sliding place;
18. North 50° East 10.70 chains along Puna, volcanic crack being the boundary to rock marked KL at the top of the pali (from which point the rock X bears South 48° 40' East 5.60 chains across Kula);
19. North 50° East 13.62 chains along Puna (the pali being the boundary to the sea);
20. North 42° 20' East 12.00 chains along Puna to K cut in rock on the side of the pali;
21. North 42° 20' East 6.00 chains along Puna along the pali base;
22. North 11° 45' East 4.40 chains along Puna along the pali base; [page 310]
23. North 51° East 42.75 chains along Puna to K cut in pahoehoe in Government road;
24. North 50° 45' East 104.00 chains along Puna to K cut in pahoehoe near the sea shore;
25. North 66° East 2.30 chains along Puna to “Kaoko” at the sea shore; thence return to the last station K;
26. South 52° East 52.20 chains along the sea coast in bent lines;
27. South 89° 45' East 29.50 chains along the sea coast in bent lines;
28. South 48° 30' East 34.20 chains along the sea coast in bent lines;
29. South 49° West 42.00 chains along the sea coast in bent lines;
30. South 9.00 chains along the sea coast in bent lines to near the boat landing;
31. South 37° 50' West 16.60 chains along sea coast in bent lines to commencement;
containing an area of 1643 acres.

Surveyed by F.S. Lyman, February 1880 for the Estate of Charles Kanaina.

It is therefore adjudged and I do hereby decide and certify that the boundaries of the said land are, and hereafter, shall be as hereinbefore set forth.
Given under my hand at Hilo, Hawaii, the 17th day of March, A.D. 1880.
F.S. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries

Certificate $2.- Commissioner of Boundaries
Folio description paid by W.C. Parke (To Interior, folio description certificate 2.- paid

[No. 125, Kula Ahupuaa, District of Puna, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, 1643 acres, 1880]