Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00739
Claimant: Moehonua
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Statistics: 3151 characters 545 words
No. 739, Moehonua
N.R. 399-400v2

Greetings to you, the Land Commissioners: Mr. Richards and Mr. John Ricord, John Ii and Z. Kaauwai;

Here is my letter telling you of my claim to my house lot in Honolulu.

This lot is at a place close to the lot of Phillips, the haole house plasterer, one side, also, adjoining the lot of Mr. Hart, the haole carpenter, just makai of the lot of Mr. Bell.
In witness of the truth of what I have told you, I am, with thanks,
your obedient servant.
25 January, 1847
Eyewitness: Bulehu /Pulehu/

F.T. 209v2
Claim 739, Moehonua, counter 644, February 23 [1848]

Pulehu, sworn, This place is a house lot in Honolulu, bounded:

Ewa by Dr. Woods and R.G. Davies
Makai by Kaluaikapa's
Waititi by J. Sweetman's
Mauka by Captain Harts & Kapena's places.

It belonged to the wife of William Dana, father of W. Dana Smith, the constable. William Dana received it ....

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.... of W. Dany.

I had given this property to Pulehu and she had given it to Kanae. Kanae then had passed it on to Moehonua. Kaihi and Kunihi had been property possessors and William is my nephew. I have given the property to others because he had opposed me.

See page 541

N.T. 541-542v2
No. 739, Moehonua, From page 536, February 25 [1848]

Kahalehau, sworn by the Bible and stated, "This property had been for W. Dany and was given to I. Upon I's death, it was possessed by Pulehu. I had heard I make her bequest before her death and three weeks later she died. When Kanae had gone to I, she had said, "I am bequesting my property to Pulehu, so you have heard; let there be no objection in the future." We had lived there together with Pulehu when I was alive, he is not living there now for six years or probably before that. This child is not for W. Dany, it is for Mikimiki. That is my feeling."

[No. 739 not awarded; See Award 644 William Dany Smith]