Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00416
Claimant: Crowder, John
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Wailuku
Ahupuaa: Waikapu
Ili: Koolau, Aikanaka
Statistics: 6351 characters 1122 words
[No. 416, John Crowder]
F.R. 137-138v1

[no number or name listed at beginning], follows No. 205, Anthony Catalena

To all whom it may concern, Know all men by these Presents that I, John Crowder, a subject of G. Britain and now a Resident of Lahaina, Island of Maui, Sandwich Islands have this (?) [day?] sold unto Antonio Catilena, a citizen of Leghorn Italy, likewise a Resident of Lahaina, Island of Maui, Sandwich Islands, for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred dollars to me in hand now duly I truly paid as under, Viz. - One hundred Fifty dollars now paid, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, and the said Antonio Catilena, note of hand on demand to me for the remaining fifty.That yard enclosed with two grass and one adobe houses built thereon situated in the town of Lahaina, Island of Maui, known as my property formerly given to me by Hoapili Wahine for work done to her and I do hereby warrant and defend this bill of Sale against all person or persons whatever; and will defend the said Antonio Catalina right as the sole and lawful proprietor of the said Property delivered at Lahaina this 7 day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred & forty five as witness my hand & signature
Signed, John Crowder
Witness to Signature, Henry S. Swinton, James Louzada
Form of the Premises

[DIAGRAM][See No. 205 Catalena]

Received a survey of the above by Mr. Metcalf on 24 Augst 1847.


F.R. 14-15v2
Claim No. 416, John Crowder, Claimant, Maui, Waikapu, Fe ....

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.... Kolau that Hoapili wahine had given to this person here. It is at Waikapu and was granted to this person here in the year 1840. There were people there before but at the present time there are no people. No one has ever objected since that time. He also has a house lot which I have given him and is adjacent to his lot. Kaahumanu had the land and had given it to me. No one has objected to him about this house lot.

Keoni, sworn, I have seen Kalaikoa giving him a place to build a house. This person here gave Kalaikoa money, but I do not know the amount, and it was in the year 1837 or 8 perhaps. I do not know the reason it [land] was taken away. The claimant then is saying that I had asked for a payment for building a casket and because he had reproved my actions, the land was taken away.

William Richards, sworn, After the death of Kalaikoa this person here came to me and said, "Kaeo is angry and is thinking about demolishing my house", and I said to him, "Don't be afraid, I believe it cannot be done for the houses are protected these days. He made frequent reports to me after that, yet I have not known what had happened. I have heard that the house was demolished. This person here is saying that there was a sale between Judd and him and Keoni Ana and these two have said that they will investigate, when the flag has been returned.

[Award 416; R.P. 41; Aikanaka Waikapu; Koolau Waikapu Wailuku; 2 ap.; 8.9 Acs; See also LCA 2404; no lca number - no name as header for F.R. 137-138v1, though to belong to 416]