Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 10562
Claimant: Opu, I
Other claimant:Kupono, Aio
Other name: Opu, J
Island: Kauai
District: Halelea
Ahupuaa: Haena
Ili: Haena, Manoa
Statistics: 2966 characters 488 words
No. 10562, Opu
N.R. 293-294v9


Hear ye, William L. Lee, J. H. Smith, Kaauwai, John Ii and north Namauu, the persons designated as commissioners to quiet land titles, greetings: We, who are associated together have measured our mo`o and our house lot in District 3, Ahupua`a of Haena, island of Kauai, on this 27th day of January, 1848. Our taro mo`o has a single circumference. It is 12 chains long by 7 chains wide. The house lot is 40 or more fathoms long by 25 or more fathoms wide.
We, who are combined, are:
I. OPU, KUPONO, AIO
Haena, Kauai
January 27, 1848

2 Opu
The house lot diagram is below:

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.... . Opu
[Should be 10562]

Kekela, sworn, [s]he has seen Opu's lands in Haena in two parcels.

Section 1 - Kaumakapili with a pond adjoining named Keawaloko.
Mauka by Aio's lois
Napali Nakau's taro moo
Makai by trail
Koolau by Kupono pond.

Section 2:
Mauka by Manoa river
Napali by Keahiaka's planting lot
Makai by Malupo
Koolau by (Keokea) white sands.

Kamakapili and the farm lot were given by Kekela in 1839, no disputes for Keaweloho, it is ancient. Opu has a house lot right in Kekela's house lot.

[Award 10562; R.P. 6993; Haena Halelea; 1 ap.; 1 Ac 2 roods 18 rods; Manoa Haena Halelea; 1 ap.; 1 Ac 3 roods 21 rods]