Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00655
Claimant: Kahaleaahu, John
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Keoneula
Statistics: 3205 characters 553 words
No. 655, John Kahaleaahu, Honolulu, August 23, 1847
N.R. 325-326v2

Kaoawai: My claim for a house lot at Kaoawai is what I am petitioning for to you, the Land Commissioners. Kuapuhi was the one who had this place first, and he died. His kaikamahine is living here at this time, not someone else, and his kaikua`ana and makuahine live here also. Keakahiwa, who is his /the deceased/ kaikamahine, is the one who has this place. I, Kahaleaahu, am her kane and I will administer the place. My wahine and the kaikunane and makuahine all decided together that I would be the one to administer it, not themselves, only myself, and they would be under me. If I die, they will regain the administration of their old place.

A portion has been fenced and a portion has not. This ....

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.... e place has a fence and there are three houses there and in the year 1842, Kahaleaahu lived there. He had received it from Kekipi and should Kahaleaahu die, probably then the land would be returned to Kekipi."

Kekipi, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen this place. When our father died, the land was left to us (two) the children and we have given it to Kahaleaahu. Upon his death the land would be inherited by his child with my sister. The reason this place was possessed by Kahaleaahu was because he had become our husband and upon his death the inheritance was for their children. They had two, the second child had died. The boundaries are the same as Kahaiao has just stated."

[Award 655; R.P. 3590; Keoneula Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 1.34 Acs]