Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00635
Claimant: Kawaiahao Church
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: King St.
Statistics: 5745 characters 1038 words
Claim No. 635, Kawaihao Church
F.R. 92v2

Native Register

N.R. 306-309v2
No. 635, Kawaiahao Church

A Deed of Conveyance of the Stone Church which stands at Kawaiahao at Honolulu:

We, Kamehameha III, the King of the Hawaiian Islands and Kekauluohi, the Premier of the Kingdom, do hereby convey on this day, the stone church standing at Kawaiahao in the city of Honolulu to all the members of the church who with us made this church and also gave their riches for this good work. This house shall be theirs forever and for the people who believe with them in the righteousness of God and who worship Him in this house as these church members hereafter, and the persons who do not worship and believe as these church members do, have no right of property in this house and this churchyard.

To clarify and explain the beliefs of this church and that there may be no mistake in the generations to come, it is proper to preserve on this document the main beliefs of this church, as follows: We believe in Jehovah, who exists as God without beginning or end /eternally/; He has no body, nor is he seen by human eyes but He is everywhere and is seen in everything; all powerful; all knowing; all righteous, from whom all blessings come. It was He who made the earth, the heavens and the people and the angels and the universe and everything within it. He perpe ....

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.... ho oppose them.

We set our names and our seals at Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, on this 21st day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two.
Witnesses to the signature:
John Stevens, Boaz Mahune, Johan Kapena, J. Kekaulahao

F.T. 203v2
Claim 635, Kawaiahao Church, February 21 [1848]

P. Armstrong offered in support of this claim a deed dated 21 July 1842 in which the lot claimed is granted forever to the members of Kawaiahao Church by Kamehameha III. Mr. Armstrong understood the deed guarranteed [sic] the land to the members of the first church in Honolulu and their successors of like faith as long as they might continue.

Kakaulahao, sworn, admitted writing this document and signing his name to it, and saw the King & Premier sign it.

N.T. 531v2
No. 635, Waiahao Church, See Kawaiahao, February 21 [1848]

A bill of sale by the king was shown for a certain building at Kawaiahao for the members.

Kekaulahao, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I had written the bill of sale for the Waiahao Church for its members and I had personally seen the king and the premier write their signatures on that bill of sale and I am the witness to their approval."

[Award 635; Land Patent 8302; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 7.15 Ac.]