Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00693
Claimant: Malihini
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kaalaalalo, Poholuhulu
Statistics: 10685 characters 1881 words
No. 693, Malihini, Lower Kaalaa, September 15, 1847
N.R. 355v2

To the President of the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my claim at Kaalaa Lalo, a land and a house lot. The boundaries of the house lot are: on the north, the bank of a taro patch; on the east the road going up to Nuuanu and this road is also on the south; on the west, Auwaiolimu. My interest was from Luli. I built a house there and completely fenced it. There are 9 taro patches also which I cultivated and all the other improvements of the land were made by me.

2.Also, at Poholuhulu, on the east of Niupaipai. A bank of Kinimaka's taro patch is on the north; some taro patches for Paki are on the south. There my makuakane and makuahine lived, and died. They were situated there and my kaikuahine is living there. No one has objected to her from long ago to the present. That is it.
MALIHINI X, his mark

F.T. 170v2
Claim 693, Maohini, February 4 [1848]

Kaapee, sworn, I know this place, bounded on:
the Waititi side by Nuuanu road
Mauka by Kaehu's place
Ewa by Kekuanaoa's
Makai by Maalahia's.

It is fenced in part and has one house on it. Claimant has lived there ever since 1846. He had it from Luli. Mahiaai died who owned it, and it was left without a tenant, and the konohiki and[?] Maalahia and the King [illegible] gave it to claimant. I do not know any heirs or counter claimants.

[illegible] was given as has been stated, it was [illegible] kalo land, and claimant [illegible] a house lot. The place is in Honolulu aina, and is fenced about the house by claimant [illegible] the house. I do not know of any counter claim.

N.T. 500-501v2
No. 694!, Malihini, February 4 [1848]
[should be 693]

Hapu, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen this place; it is in Honolulu here;

Nuuanu street, Waikiki
Kaehu's lot, toward the mountain
Kekua-naoa's Friday land, Ewa and
Maalahia's lot is on the oceanside.

This lot has been fenced except for one side and there is one house there. He had lived there in the year 1846, an idle land from Luli to Malihini. It had been for Kamahiai previously until he had died. I have not known that he had children nor have I known that anyone has objected to him."

Kaehu, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I have seen this property in Honolulu district. Malihini had received this land because this is taro land and has worked on this land with hired help to fill the place. He built a ....

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.... onolulu consisting of 6 patches and a pasture lying together in one area.

The boundaries are:
Mauka by Puanui, a foot path
Waikiki by Paki's land
Makai by John Young's land
Ewa by Kinimaka's land.

This land section was received by Malihini from his father, Kanakaloa in 1844, as a bequest and he did cultivate it. Some time later, I married Malihini's sister, Kekuahooulu, which made Malihini my brother-in-law and as we lived he gave me that place to cultivate under his supervision. In 1847, I committed adultery with Kimo's sister and was punished according to the law of the kingdom. I had to do work for the government at the Nuuanu pali and as I prepared to leave, I said to my common-law wife, "Here is the house for dwelling, the protection from it and the plants which I have planted are all for you, but the land is for Malihini". My married wife, Kekuahooulu appealed to the konohiki, Kekuaiwahia to have the land section returned to Malihini, because it was truly his land. I was summoned and asked by the konohiki for my reason of having given the land to some other person. I denied this and told him what I had done. At this time Poka and Kekuaiwahia again gave that same land in Malihini's custody and Malihini had been doing work for the konohiki for that land. It is Kimo who has been cultivating under his sister, the woman for whom I have sinned. Kimo had done konohiki work on Fridays to the present day. The house which is standing there is for him in addition to the growing food plants.

I returned to live with Malihini after I had paid my obligation to the government, but I did not do any work on the land. Kimo has continuously lived and work here since I had gone away, until my return and to the present day. Malihini filed his claim and objected to Kimo after the konohiki had returned the land to him (Malihini), but I had stayed him because Kimo was my brother-in-law. I had heard in Hilo the konohiki had taken the taro away from Malihini and I was very astonished and felt compassion for Kimo, but, later I learned that this had not been so. Malihini had taken the land from Kimo.

Luli, sworn, every statement above is true, I have known in the same way for I am Malihini's brother-in-law and when the law had become strict, I left Malihini's sister and returned to my own wife.

It was verified on 24 September 1851 that this claim is for Malihini.

See page 80 Volume 2

[Award 693; R.P. 79; Kaalaalalo Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .34 Ac.; R.P. 5723; Poohuluhulu Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .49 Ac.]