Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00543
Claimant: Kapuaa
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kalanikahua
Statistics: 5458 characters 945 words
[No. 543, Kapuaa], Claims No. 540 to 548 inclusive
F.R. 26v2

In Native Register

N.R. 238-239v2
No. 543, Kapuaa, Honolulu, March 2, 1847

Honorable Wm. Richards, President of the other four commissioners appointed by the Moi to investigate the claims for land in the Hawaiian Islands:

In accordance with the new law concerning claims for land which was enacted in 1845, taking effect this past year, therefore, I tell you, the people who establish true rights: I, the undersigned, the owner of a lot in the city of Honolulu, explain that I have a right from my makuakane, Abraham Naaoa.

It is on the west corner of the lot of Lola Konia, being the place called Kalanikahua; there is my place of which I tell you, at the old church built by Smith, on the side, however, of the road which goes straight to the exit of that old church. That was the place of my makuakane, Naaoa, being the place where the firewood for sale was kept. I am the one who has the right for which I petition and the true witnesses who are living here are Nuua, Kalokea, Kapela, Wahaohi, who is the kaikunane of my makuahine there, who was evicted by some people who live here. They said it was theirs, and in my knowledge. lt was not for Keleau because his place was separate. It is makai, and from thence i ....

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Postponed until Kapuaa is again summoned with his new witness.

See pages 362 and 457.

N.T. 362-363v2
No. 543, Kapuaa, November 3 [1847], From page 345

Kalokea, sworn by the Word of God and stated, This lot is in Honolulu here. I had seen Kapuaa living there at the time Poki was living here.

My lot is (in the direction) toward the sea
Konia's lot toward the mountains
Kahale-wiliwili on the Waikiki side
Moo's property on the Ewa side and the street is on the front of Kamika's school house.

This place has been fenced, although I have not known who had done it. There was one house in there and I have not known anyone to have objected. He has lived from Poki's time to the present.

See page 34 ? (not clear)

Kuakini's case has been postponed to Wednesday until he comes with wit-nesses opposing Kuula.
See the disagreement by Kuakolu, pg. 372.

Page 457

N.T. 457v2
No. 543, Kapuaa From page 363, Honolulu, Oahu January 13, 1848

Kapela, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I had seen this place at the time of Poki. It is in Honolulu here and had been for Naaoa. Kawahaohi had received it from Naaoa."
See page 345

[No. 543 not awarded]