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Claim Number: 08378
Claimant: Kahawaii
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolaupoko
Ahupuaa: Kaneohe
Ili: Kalokohanahou
Statistics: 3653 characters 574 words
No. 8378, Kahawaii, Kaneohe, Oahu, January 17, 1848
N.R. 548v5


To the Land Commissioners, greetings: I, Kahawaii am a claimant in the `ili of Kalokohou. there are 12 lo`i, a kula and my house lot. These are all in my mo`o. I have occupied this claim since the time of Kamehameha III.
KAHAWAII X, his mark


F.T. 55v14
Helu 8378, Kahawaii, See 180 page

Kaaioiwi, hoohikiia, Ua ike au i kona aina ma ka ili o Kalokohanahou ma Kaneohe. He 12 loi me ke kulanahale ua pili pu ma kahi hookahi.

Mauka, kula o Kalokohanahou
Koolauloa, kula o Keliiwaiwaiole
Makai, loko Poalima
Kailua, aina o Makuakane.

No Kapala mai i ka M.H. 1845. Ua noho me ka maluhia. Aole mea nana i keakea.

Kahinu, hoohikiia, Ua oiaio no.


F.T. 180v14
No. 8378, Kahawaii, claimant, from 55 page

Kaaioiwi, sworn, say the claimant's land is in the ili of Kalokohanahou, Kaneohe, and is as follows:

Claimant's land is bounded:
Mauka, the upland of Kalokohanahou
Koolauloa, the upland of Keliiwaiwaiole
Makai, Fish pond
Kailua, lois of Makuakane.

Claimant's land is from Kapela about the year 1845 and [he] has had ....

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I had left this place before the time of Kaomi in 1835 and this moo land and patch became the possessions of Poohiui. I had never seen the tenants of the land work in this patch and he always had it until his death, [when] he bequested it to Keliiwaiwaiole. I had seen the tenants of the land cultivating it in 1837. they were Haole, Keau, Makuakane, Manele, Kauwa, Kaaioili and Kalaikau. The land passed to Kaaioili by bequest then Keliiwaiwaiole ahd given up the land.

From the beginning to the time I had left this place I had never heard Haole ask Kahawaii for this patch, but I did see Haole, the konohiki, work with the tenants of the land in that patch.

Kuimehena, sworn, I have seen this patch. it is an old poalima patch since the time of Kamehameha I and just before the death of Kaahumanu I, Poohiui gave this patch to Kumaio. It was he who planted wauke only and after this we were released and Kelliiwaiwaiole moved in as overseer. I did not hear Haole ask Kahawaii for this patch, nor did I hear any one ask Haole to cultivate the patch with the rest of the tenants of the land.

[Award 8387; R.P. 1837; Keakohala Kaneohe Koolaupoko; 1 ap.; 1.18 Acs]