Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00540
Claimant: Keekapu, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Fort St.
Statistics: 2841 characters 495 words
[No. 540, Keekapu], Claims No. 540 to 548 inclusive
F.R. 26v2

In Native Register

N.R. 236v2
No. 540, Keekapu, Honolulu, 6 October 1846

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of the claim to my house lot. It is situated makai of the place of Hana Homa /Hannah Holmes/. That is my place - most of it was taken by the road, and only a little place remains. The haole, Pika /Peter?/ lived there under me until just recently. He secretly leased that place without my hearing of it, to a Chinese, and Pika went and lived on Hawaii. When he returned I explained to him about that place of mine. He said to me "My occupancy is from you." I said, "If so, it is proper for me to have the revenue of my place, of yours and mine." Thus I spoke to Pika but he absolutely denied that I had any right. Because of his absolute refusal, therefore I am telling you of m ....

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N.T. 344-345v2
No. 540, Keekapu, October 20 [1847]

Malao, sworn by the Word of God and stated, This property is toward the mountain in Honolulu here. I had seen Keekapu living there when the fort was being built at the heiau here. It was just idle land and Keekapu had gone and lived there. That lot is for Pehu and her. I have not known about the lease. Pehu is the husband of Keekapu.

Hana's [Hannah] lot is toward the mountain
that property is on the Ewa side
Chapel Street is toward the sea
Fort Street on the Waikiki side.

I have not known any other interest there.

Puhipaka, sworn by the Word of God and stated, My information about this lot and about everything is similar with that which has been given to you here by Malao pertaining to this interest of Keekapu and Pehu.

[Award 540; R.P. 10; Fort St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .19 Ac.]