Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00774
Claimant: Puoa
Other claimant:Namauu, opposes
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Statistics: 3614 characters 629 words
No. 774, Puoa, Honolulu, October 11, 1847, Opposed by Namauu
N.R. 428-429v2

Greetings to you, William Lee, the President of the Land Commissioners and the other four commissioners whom the Mo`i appointed: I hereby petition correctly for my house lot claim In Honolulu; the diagram below explains it: /See diagram/ [none in this text]

The interest in this place was acquired through Kikala who wagered with my makuakane, Kainalu, and this place became my makuakane's. Upon his death if was inherited by me, his keiki, and thus I live here, but I have heard that Namauu has petitioned for this place for himself. He has no right to the lot, it is really mine. This place adjoins the place of Manuiki ma and its well-known name is Kaaoaopa. When the day comes that you summon me I will appear with my witnesses,
Farewell to you,
PUOA X, His mark


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.... forfeited to Puoa. I had heard the property had been for Kaupena and for no one else and as for Manuia, the place there had been where his servants had lived, and Kikala had lived there too. He had a house only and Kainalu had lived under Namauu.

When Puoa had the land he had lived under Namauu too. Kainalu had a wife and a son also, Puoa."

Kahu, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "My knowledge is similar to Manuiki's statements just made here for the boundaries and life there. There was a separation of lots there, so Kikala had built his own house before Poki had gone on a trip. Puoa acquired that house through a card gambling game between Kikala and Kainalu. Kainalu won the house and upon his death, his son, Puoa, received it in the year 1840, but the entire property had been for the chief Kaupena and no one else."

[No. 774 not awarded]