Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00536
Claimant: Hikiau
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Statistics: 3396 characters 577 words
[No. 536, Hikiau], Claims No. 530 to 538 inclusive
F.R. 25v2

Native Register

N.R. 232-233v2
No. 536, Hikiau

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I, Hikiau, hereby petition again for the right to my house lot at Honolulu, Island of Oahu. In the time of Kamehameha I. Kuihelani and Kahanaumaikai were the ali`i of Oahu. At this time my makuas were living at this place. Keaka /Jack/ the haole was living here. My makuas lived here and reared the kaikamahine of said Keaka and afterwards some malihinis lived in this lot. The owner of the lot did not live here, only the retainers.

Afterwards, a certain haole, named Yank /?/ Keaka, a haole horseman, came and lived here. Kamehameha II was the Alii at this time, and at this time my makuas were living here, and afterwards that haole sailed for Kahiki* and the lot became Paki's. In the time of Paki a haole; named Kaiina, a paniolo /Spaniard/ cowboy/ lived there. My makuas moved over to one side, from this time to the time the road was made. My houses were broken and I was given back our former place, ....

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.... for further testimony

N.T. 334v2
No. 536, Hikiau October 15, 1847

Mahana, sworn by the Word of God and stated, This property is in Honolulu here.

Nuuanu Street is on the northern part
Kale's place on the east
Iaka Kimo's house on the south and
the other side of Nuuanu Street is on the western side.

This place has been taken by Paki. This lot was split into halves at the time the street to Nuuanu was being built separating one side from the other. Hikiau had houses there prior to this but in the year 1845, he was driven away by Paki and the houses were demolished. Hikiau had built a house and and enclosure at that place. No one had objected to him before and only recently Paki has objected to him.

Holowale, sworn by the Word of God and stated, My knowledge of the boundaries and of the vital part of the interest is similar to everything that Mahana has stated here.

Some testimonies for Hikiau have been deferred until the witnesses and Kaahumanu shall be summoned again.

[No. 536 not awarded]