Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00009
Claimant: Reynolds, Stephen
Other claimant:Kui, David Jackson Reynolds
Other name: Lanai
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Nuuanu St.
Statistics: 9213 characters 1481 words
Claim No. 9, Stephen Reynolds, April 15th [1856]
F.R. 16v2

Z. Kaauwai, sworn deposed to the truth of the testimony given in the document signed Ulualoha, recorded in Register Page 28, John Ii, sworn, deposed the same.

F.R. 27-28v1
No. 9, Stephen Reynolds, claimant

[Margin note: presented for file 12 o'clock p.m. March 4]

To the Honorable, the Board of Commissioners for quieting Land titles, &c, &c, &c.

Your petitioner presents to your Honorable board that he is the owner of a certain lot of ground in the village of Honolulu, lying on the street leading over the river, to the Palama (142) one hundred and forty-two feet. Thence northeasterly by land of N.W. West [?] (94 feet) ninety-four feet; thence by land of natives, southeastery (62 feet) sixty-two feet, lot 4, to the street leading to Nuuanu (75 ft.) seventy-five feet (lot B), thence by said street southwesterly (lot B 82) eight-two feet to the corner first mentioned, continued in lot A 25 ft 107 feet. [sic?]

The subjoined plan shows the parts of each original lot (now included in one lot), the lot in part marked A was purchased by me of Alexander Smith as per bill of sale herewith. He, Smith, purchased of Kaupena (then Governess of the Islands) beyond this I profess no knowledge.

The part marked B, I bought of Kaiwi & Palua for my son, Edward Jackson Reynolds. The papers annexed will show the origin of the title claimed under the first vendors and for further information your petitioner would request Kaupena and Unaaloha be summoned before your board of commissioners. And further that your honorable board of Commissioners will award to him a right to a free and clear patent title to the above said ground, that if the award be so determined that the patent be made in the name and for the use of his son, Edward Jackson Reynolds, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever.
And your petitioner as in duty bound, will ever pray
Signed, Stephen Reynolds


Copy of Mr. Reynolds sketch referred to in his letter, page 27, letter 1

A native document signed Kaivi and Kalua dated February 28/46
A native document signed Ulualoha
Two native documents signed Kaiwi & Kalua, P ....

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.... ephen Reynolds), for his son, Kui (Edward Jackson Reynolds), our house lot at Honolulu called Polelewa, being mauka of the lot of Lanai (Stephen Reynolds) and makai of the lot of Kaunaaina, on the Ewa side of the road which goes up to Nuuanu.

Herein is explained how we acquired the Title. We purchased it rightly from Ulualoha who had title to it, and the title which we received is that which we have sold.

In consideration of the payment to us by Lanai (Stephen Reynolds) of Eight Hundred Dollars, we agree to convey the house lot for his son, Kui (Edward Jackson Reynolds) and his heirs forever.

The payment is thus: Six Hundred Real Dollars, and Two Hundred Dollars in property (waiwai), making Eight Hundred Dollars.

And we give to Lanai (Stephen Reynolds) for his son, Kui (Edward Jackson Reynolds), the document from Ulualoha, relative to his rights in the place. This right which was given to us is what we give to Lanai (Stephen Reynolds) for his son, Kui (Edward Jackson Reynolds).
In witness whereof we set our names on the 28th day of February in the year of our Lord 1846.
Witnessed by: P.T. Kaleohekoi, James S. Dowsett, Kilimana.

In consideration of the receipt by us this day of $800, we consent to the approval by the Premier and the Land Commissioners, of this deed which we have made for his son, Kui (Edward Jackson Reynolds).
We consent that Lanai be given the document.
Witnessed: P.T. Kaleokekoi, Kilimana
Honolulu, February 28, 1846

F.T. 16v1
Claim No. 9, Stephen Reynolds, April 15th [1846]

Z. Kaauwai, sworn, deposed to the truth of the testimony given in the document signed Ulualoha, recorded in Register page 28

John Ii, sworn, deposed the same.

N.T. 23v1
No. 9, The Property of S. Reynolds, Office of the Board of Commissioners To Quiet Land Titles, Kauwila House, April 15, 1846

John Ii sworn:
Question: Do you (two) know the validity of the land documents (sale) of Kaiwi and Kalua and Ulualoha?
J. Ii: Yes.

Then they (two) wrote their names on those documents as witnesses.

[Award 9; R.P. 1769; Nuuanu St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .25 ac.; See also Awards 622, 625, 626 & 630; all Nuuanu St.]