Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00562
Claimant: Kuapuu, wahine & Kapea
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Maunakea St.
Statistics: 4070 characters 657 words
No. 562, Kuapuu, [wahine]
N.R. 257-259v2


Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell of our interest in our house lot here in Honolulu. The survey has been completed and the boundaries are described on the diagram which is sent herewith. Our interest is from my wahine --her explanation follows:
KAPEA [no diagram in this text]

After the death of Kekuaokalani we returned from /the island of/ Hawaii and lived at the place where L. Smith is living, with Imiala and Haia ma. This was at the time idle land, and seeing that it was unused, I occupied it. Liholiho was alive at this time.

My makuahine and I made a small house at first. We first made a wood fence. I hired workers/ to have a well dug in this lot. My kane then made the adobe wall which stands at this time. At first we lived peacefully at this place. Then we were hindered by Punalua who thought we should live under him, but he had no right in this place - he did not make the wall and settle us there. I have, ....

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.... mony now given is true. I know of no counter claimant.

Freehold voted 17th Instant.


N.T. 367-368v2
No. 562, Kuapuu and Kapea

Hoomoepule, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen this place, it is for Kuapuu. Namohala had given him this interest. I have seen Kapea living there at the time Kamehameha I had died until the present time. This is the young sister of the wife of Namohala.

Kaniku's lot is toward the mountain
Kapehana's lot is Waikiki
Ke-kuamanoha's lot is toward the sea and
Mauna Kea Street is on the Ewa side.

No one else is there. It has been enclosed with one house on the inside. This is the wife's lot and there is no other interest."

Kaukaliu, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "My knowledge on everything about this property is similar to what Hoomoepule has just related here."

[Award 562; R.P. 2652; Maunakea St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .11 Ac.; Kuapuu for Kapea]