Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00396
Claimant: Keomailani
Other claimant:
Other name: Mileka Keomailani Kauaioman
Island: Maui
District: Wailuku
Ahupuaa: Wailuku
Statistics: 2777 characters 490 words
No. 396, Keomailani
N.R. 129v2

A letter telling of the claim for a houselot. I, Keomailani, hereby tell you of the right to my houselot at Wailuku, as follows: Kaio asked Kailihiwa for this lot after the death of Kawailepolepo in 1837. That is the basis of my right in this lot. Here are the dimensions: on the north, the lot of Kaupa, on the east, the place of Batimea, on the south the auwai /ditch/ on the west, the road. No one has hindered or obstructed me until now. The witness is Kailihiwa.
Lahaina, Pakala, January 11, 1847

Until the time when I am sent for by letter, H. Kuihelani will go. I will not go, since ....

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.... he prison patch and Kama's property and
On the south end are the government road and the ditch.

Kaupa, sworn by the Word of God:

Keomailani's property is makai of Kama's land. He had received this land from Kailihaiwa; Kailihiwa had received it from Kaunuohua and Kaunuohua had received it from Kamehameha III. I had heard of Kailihiwa's giving (land) from Kaio. When Kaio died his property was left to Mileka and from that time to the present I have known that Kama has objected, yet he did not fence when the place was granted to him. That is the end of what I have known.

[Award 396; R.P. 6219; Wailuku Wailuku; 1 ap.; .75 Ac.]