Mahele Documents

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Claim Number: 00783
Claimant: Kuakolu
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Nuuanu St.
Statistics: 6618 characters 980 words
No. 783, [Kuakolu]
F.R. 108v2


In Native Register


N.R. 440-441v2
No. 783, Kuakolu, Honolulu, October

To William Richards, Greetings, and you assistants sitting in this court to quiet titles: I, Kuakolu, hereby tell you of my claim and how I got my house lot. It was not given by anyone, it is separate, and it is known at this time, of the length of time that my makuakane lived here, from the time of the Russian[s], being the year 1816 - from thence until the year 1846. Keleau, upon his death, bequeathed to his own keiki, Kaiakoili. I, Kuakolu am one of those in this bequest of Keleau on his death, and John Ii is the true witness for this lot.

Here is the diagram of this lot /see diagram/ [none in this text]

This is my claim for you and your friendly associates, who are thought as great of in this archipelago.
KUAKOLU X, his mark


F.T. 61-62v2
Claim No. 783, Keaholo, counter to No. 543, Kapuaa, November 15th [1847]

Kawelu, sworn, I know that Kealiau lived on this place in 1825 - the time of Rihoriho, and lived there till 18[?], the time of his death. He built one house on it, and made a ....
.... hoe, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen this property. I had seen Keleau living there at the time of Liholiho. I had heard only that he had lived there at the time of the heiau. My testimony is very similar to Kawelu's testimony which he has just given here. I have not known Kapuaa's interest there and he has not lived there. The number of houses and the way the sections lie are the same as Kawelu has stated here. I have heard the bequest of Keleau's property for Kaiakoili and that Kuakolu would be in custody. I have not seen anyone else there (except) Keleau only. Kahawai had lived there only because she is the wife of Keleau.

See Kapuaa's objections, page 362, also page 456.


N.T. 456-457v2
[No. 783?, Kuakolu?]

I am Kanui who had formerly lived under Keleau and at this time we (two) are returning his property to him and his heirs, his heir being the one who will hold in possession. This was agreed between Kawahaohi and me; therefore, we swear on this 27th day of February, 1847, to terminate our residential status on that property. We will not live on that property and we will not be able to return there again or to (even) say the place is for us. We will arise and go to some other place., leaving our houses to Keleau, to his heirs and to his assistant, perhaps.

We hereby pen our signatures on this 27th day, 1845, certifying the truthfulness of this statement.
Keleau, Kaunui, Kawahaohi,
Personal witnesses: S. Opunui, A. Paki, Kupa, Nahinu.

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[Award 783; R.P. 2268; Nuuanu St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .44 Ac.]