Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00657
Claimant: Kalanikahua, D.
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Beretania St.
Statistics: 5823 characters 987 words
No. 657, D. Kalanikahua, Honolulu, Oahu, August 30, 1847
N.R. 328-329v2

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my claims for my house lot at Kamanuwai in Honolulu, Oahu, and also at Kalanikahua, in Honolulu, Oahu.

The boundaries of the lot at Kamanuwai are: South, lot of L. Smith's church; makai side, upper Road /Beretania St.?/; north, house lot of Poka, and the stream; mauka side, house lot of Kapena.

The interest in this lot was from the time of Kamehameha I. It was unused land. Kaoleioku lived at Kalanikahua. My makuas were his retainers. It was customary at that time for the retainers to live close by the place of the lords; therefore my makuas occupied this idle land. There was no house formerly, nor any people.

Kaoleioku did not really settle my makuas in this place - it was clear that Paki ma had the right but my makuas lived as subjects and retainers and I was with them and was not denied. But they had no rights at all in this place.

This lot was not at all the same afterwards as it was before. A portion of the lot went to the church, and a certain place had a high row of stones, one fathom high, at one place, and less at another, and a house was built on it by my makuas and their men. The stones were brought from Kakaako. There were no objections until this time.

Lot at Kalanikahua. Its boundaries are as follows: Mauka sid ....

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.... e has been enclosed; there are four people with house interests in there and Kalanikahua has one house. No one else except Kalani-kahua owns this place."

Naiamaneo, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen Kalanikahua's property. It is exactly the same as Kaukaliu has just stated to you. No one has objected at Kalanikahua property. I have seen this land, it is in Honolulu here at Kalanikahua;

a narrow street is on the Waikiki side
on the front of the house, Smith's pasture
toward mountain, Mauka street
Lima's lot, Ewa and
Smith's lot is toward the ocean.

This had been from Keliikanakaole, who is Kalanikahua's own father. Kalanikahua has the place at the present time and his mother's young sister lives there. Kalanikahua has a house standing there; Kalei and Mahoe also have a house there. The place has been enclosed and there are several houses there. Kalanikahua is the sole owner of this place.

Naiamaneo's second testimony, "My testimony for this place and everything is the same as Kaukaliu has just stated here, and no other person owns that property."

[Award 657; Land Patent 8320; Beretania St. Honolulu Kona; Por. Ap. 1) 1 ap.; .32 Ac.; Land Patent 8312; Beretania St. Honolulu Kona; (Por. Ap. 1) .2 Ac.; R.P. 49; (Emma Louisa Smith) Beretania St. Honolulu Kona;(Ap. 2); 1 ap.; .11 Ac.]