Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00481
Claimant: Kapihenui, wahine
Other claimant:Naomi disputant
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Kelawea
Statistics: 2745 characters 470 words
No. 481, Kapihenui, February 15, 1847
N.R. 194v2

To the Honorable Land Commissioners: I hereby explain to you about my house lot. Kamakapelapela gave it to me and I have held it continuously from Kamakapelapela thru Maele, and Pikanele. It is a lot in the Ahupua`a of Kelawea.

F.T. 158v7
Cl. 481, Kapihenui Wahine

Keaweluaole, sworn, I know the land of the claimant. It is a house lot in "Kelawea," Lahaina.

The claimant received [it] from her mother Makapolapola in the year 1833 or before. They were living there in 1833 and the claimant lives there up to the present day. Pikanele took one third of the lot as his right, but why I cannot say. I never heard of his having any right there. This was in the year 1847.

It is bounded:
Mauka by the yard of Liu
Olowalu by the yard of Kahookano
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.... ng went to Oahu to live (1845) when he accompanied the King in his suite. In the year 1846 Kaiaino heard that I had taken away a part of his land and he came up from Oahu bringing a letter from John Young to me about it, commanding me to give the land back to Kaiaino. I gave him back his land. Kapihenui never had any claim to the land now in dispute & his land adjoins this.

Liu, sworn, says he knows the place in dispute. It belonged to Kaiaino from ancient times and he derived it from Kalepa, his mother-in-law. When he died he left this land to his daughter, Naomi, the present claimant. I was a luna under the konohiki of the land and am well acquainted with all the kuleanas. Kapihenui had no right to the place in dispute. Her place adjoins this and was separated from it by a stone wall.

[Award 481; R.P. 5570; Kelawea Lahaina; 2 ap.; 1 Ac. rods; See Award 7777 to Kaiaino and Naomi]