Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00521
Claimant: Kapule
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Kooka, Alio
Statistics: 4671 characters 809 words
[No. 521, Kapule], claims No. 519 to 527 inclusive
F.R. 25v2

Native Register

N.R. 215-216v2
No. 521, Kapule, Lahaina, Feb. 10, 1847

Hear ye, you two Land Commissioners:

1. I have a petition to you concerning the claim for my lot; here is the reason for my right to it.

2. When the Peleleleu came to Lahaina in 1802 - from thence was the occupancy of this place by my makuas.

3. Kamehameha I was the Ali`i of the Kingdom; Kalilikauoha was the ali`i who had the land of Kooka; it was my makuas who lived in the house. When Kalilikauoha died, Liliha inherited the land, and my makuas still occupied the house. At that time, Kalilmakuhi asked for a place to live and my makuakane, Kakaihili, agreed saying, "The shelter is yours, but the lot site remains mine."

4. /When/ the ship went aground at Lanai in 1825, Kanihomauole came and asked for a place for himself and my makuakane said, "The place where the shelter is shall be for you; the site and the lot remains mine."

5. They two lived there, then left, the house stood idle, it was ....

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.... Mauka by Kapu or Paikaualani
Olowalu by "Alio"
Makai by Kukahiko's land
Kaanapali by "Waiokama".

Claimant received it from his father who held it from ancient times, and his title is undisputed. Witness is Konohiki of this Land and approves the claim as surveyed by Mr. Alexander. (See page 33)

F.T. 33v15
No. 521, Kapule, from page 18, Counter Kekualaula (523)

Puoanui, sworn, says he knows the House Lot in dispute between these parties. Kekualaula lived on the place in dispute between them from 1838 till the time of his departure for Honolulu in 1845, when he left the place to Koahou, his younger brother, who lived there for some years and still claims it, altho' he lives now for the most part in Hamakualoa. The house which now stands on the lot belongs to man by the name of Mauna, who has lived there for many years but does not own the land. The brother of Kekualaula does not dispute the right of Kapule to the mauka half of the lot.

[Award 521; R.P. 1698; Kooka Lahaina; 1 ap.; 18 rods; Alio Lahaina; 2 ap.; 1 Ac. 4 roods 35 rods; See also Award 235P]