Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00017
Claimant: Jones, Eli
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Beretania St.
Statistics: 5717 characters 948 words
No. 17, Eli Jones, claimant
F.R. 36-37v1

[Margin note: presented for tile 11 o'clock A.M. 8 April]

Copy. Know all men by these presents, that I, Luther Wright, American citizen, resident at the Sandwich Islands, blacksmith, in consideration of the sum of eight hundred dollars to me paid by Eli Jones, an American citizen, and Alexander Muir, a citizen of Great Britain, carpenter, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give grant, sell & convey unto the said Eli Jones & Alexander Muir, their heirs, and assigns, all that parcel of land or tenement situated in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, bounded and described as follows, to wit.

Commencing at the northeast corner of lands enclosed for the use and occupancy of the Roman Catholic Mission, and running northwest half west per Mariner's compass about one hundred and fifteen feet to land at present occupied by Thomas Crowell, thence northeast by north about seventy-six feet to the street running northwesterly towards estates of Madame Boki; thence southeast by east one quarter east about ninety-two feet along the said street to the street running in front of House now belonging to Joseph O. Carter, thence south by west one half west, about ninety feet with point first mentioned.

To have and to hold the aforegranted premises to the said Eli Jones, and Alexander Muir, their heirs & assigns to their use and behoof forward. And I, the said Luther Wright, do hereby for myself and my heirs, executors, and administrators, covenant with the said Eli Jones and Alexander Muir, their heirs and assigns, that the afore-granted premises are free of all encumbrances, that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Eli Jones and Alexander Muir, and that I and my heirs, executors, and administrators will warrant and defend the same premises to the said Eli Jones ....

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.... ether the King was present or not. I have never heard objections taken by any party; and it was supposed a satisfactory conclusion both by the authorities & the parties. This was before I went home, I believe in 1837. I cannot state the year exactly. I went into the examination of Mr. Wright's title, but have forgotten the particulars now. Witness recollects that Mr. Wright & Francis were living together on the premises. He recollects that Kinau enquired if the woman was satisfied.

N.T. 32-33v1
Nos. 16 & 17, The Property of Eli Jones, Office of the Board of Commissioners Who Quiet Land Titles, Kauwila House, Honolulu, April 29, 1846

L. Aneru (Andrew) Oath administered, testified: Some years previously, four, five, six, seven, perhaps, I don't remember, but he came to me for some chiefs of Kekuanaoa, Kinau, Auhea and some other people who I didn't know, about leasing property. I divided (the property) and when everything was done properly, I read (it) to the chiefs, but for other small matters, I do not know, I have forgotten.

William French, sworn for testimony, Kuakini gave that property to Capt. Hikale? Capt. Hikale began to work on the land where Janion is living now and because his means was meager, I gave him some so two people would be able on the property where E. Jones is residing now. One half of this estate became mine and finally when he was without funds the property became mine in its entirety. After this I sold to Kamaki the property where E. Jones is living now, also to Hunwai where Janion is living now. The governor was ill at the time of the transaction with Kamaki, so this was done before him (governor) personally.

[Award 17; R.P. 130; Beretania St.; 1 ap.; .19 Ac.; tmk 1-2-1-01, -02; See No.16 for N.T. document; Royal Patent Book lists awards 16 & 17 to J. Makee and J. Anthon]