Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00004MA
Claimant: Luluhiwalani, Simeona
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Ewa
Ahupuaa: Waikele
Ili: Pouhala
Statistics: 3644 characters 595 words
No. 4 M.A., Luluhiwalani [Oahu]

No. 686, Luluhiwalani, Waikele, Oahu, September 13, 1847
N.R. 351-352v2

To the President of the Land Commissioners of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Greetings: In accordance with your announcement in the Elele, to those who wish to claim their lots, therefore, I petition you to administer my claim.

The interest was acquired as follows: At the time my foster child, Kamamalu, was living with her husband, Liholiho, my makuahine, Pualinui, was given the land of Pouhala. After this, Liholiho sailed for England, and my makuakane, Keoua, died. When my makuakane died, my makuahine returned to Maui and I went with her. The land was for my makuahine, and in my time the land was conveyed absolutely to me by Kamehameha III. My makuahine had given me the land as a place for my benefit in living with the Ali`i.

When the Ali`i gave land to Hulum ....

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.... Kamehameha III.

Hoaeae is on the Ewa side
Ohua, toward the mountain on the Honolulu side
Ulumoku and Hoaeae are on the side toward the sea.

King Kamehameha III had given him this interest in the year 1826 and he still has it. It has no fence and I have not known the servants. No other person has a claim to that land."

Mahu, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I have seen this property and the boundaries are the same as Moekoolua has just related here. I have lived there for six years now, under Luluhiwalani. There are six men who go to work there. There are 4 houses there and more somewhere else. The king had given Luluhiwalani (interest) and I have a small interest there, a house and land also. There is no other konohiki.

[Award 4 M.A.; R.P.; 4486; Pouhala Waikele Ewa; 2 ap.; 2829.20 Acs; tmk 1-9-4-35; No. 686 not awarded; See also 770 not awarded]