Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00551
Claimant: Kaleimakalii
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kaumakapili
Statistics: 4514 characters 755 words
No. 551, Kaleimakalli
N.R. 245-247v2

To the Land Commissioners: Greetings and Protection from the Lord of Gods: I hereby tell you of my interest in my house lots at Honolulu, island of Oahu, Hawaiian islands, the name of that land being Kamakela

This is how I acquired my right: Before Liholiho sailed for England we were dispossessed at Waialua and we returned and lived in this place for which I petition you.

It was idle land, not worked on by anyone. We fenced it completely with a wooden fence and when it fell, we completed an adobe fence. This was completed before the death of Kaahumanu I. When my kane, Kaoo, died, I was the heir, under our son. I survived our son, and no one has objected to our occupancy. At this time, when the law has been enacted which protects the occupancy of the people, I have heard that a portion of my lot at the stream has been crowded and my makuakane is in difficulties, permission was given without my hearing of it. The boundary of my place is to the stream. Therefore, I ask that my place be returned. The konohlki has no right - it is the government w ....

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.... have not known that anyone else had owned this place and its boundaries are:

on the Waikiki side the Nuuanu River
Kini's lot and Kumuhonua' lot are on the mauka side
Nakookoo's garden is Ewa and
Awehi's lot is makai.

That is what I have known. Kanealuahine is Kale-makalii's father."

Kaauwai, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen Kaleimakalii's place and have heard [about it] just as Naiamaneo has just stated here. Kaleimakalii's first husband named Kaoo is her source of interest. They had received that land at that time just as Naiamaneo has mentioned and when land had been opened in Waialua they went to live there. When Kaoo died in 1835, the land was willed to Kaleimakalii and everything else was bequested to the son. He died in the year 1843 but a small section of that property has been possessed by a foreigner and Kaleimakalii is demanding in her claim to have her property returned in its entirety as it had been in the beginning."

[Award 551; R.P. 2466 & 3564; Kaumakapili Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .41 Ac.]