Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00561
Claimant: Kalei, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Hotel St.
Statistics: 4255 characters 741 words
No. 561, Kalei
N.R. 254-256v2


Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby petition for the right to my house lot here in Honolulu. This place for which I petition is not mine from long ago, but is a replace-ment for my former place which was taken by Hotel Street, at the place of Kekala ma and a place within the enclosure of the Chinese Hotel. At the time the Honolulu streets were being laid out, I went to live at this place for which I petition you. Kekuanaoa gave me this place because of losing my former place to Hotel Street. I have lived peace-fully at this place for which I petition, from the time I acquired it until now, and no one has objected at this place where I have lived with my makuakane until his death. On his death he bequeathed this place to me, and I have been here until this day.*
KALEI X, her mark*
Witnesses: Kekuanaoa, Keala
There are many people who know of my place
Honolulu, April 12, 1847

/*Translator's note: "Her mark" is written in English./

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N.T. 366v2
No. 561, Kalei, November 12 [1847]

Keala, sworn by the Word of God and stated, This place is in Honolulu here and I have seen it. Kalei has lived there from 1836 to the present time.

Hotel Street and Kinopu's property are mauka
Amau's (Arnow) property, Waikiki end
G. Bekly's lot makai and
Mr. Davida's lot is on the Ewa side.

Kalei's interest was purchased from the Governor - her former place was below, and when it was taken by the governor, this place was given to Kalei. No one has objected to her.

John Ii, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this place. It is just as Keala has stated here. The governor is the claimant to that property and because Kalei's property had been taken for the street, the governor had given this place to Kalei. The lot has been enclosed with two houses within. There is a well also and other conveniences of the lot.

[Award 561; R.P. 6808; Hotel St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .22 Ac.]