Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00811
Claimant: Kenahu, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kahookane
Statistics: 4081 characters 697 words
No. 811, Kenahu, Kahookane, September 30, 1847
N.R. 446-447v2

I, Kenahu, hereby petition you, the Land Commissioners for my house lot claim. It is an ancient right, from the kupunas of my husbands- -a new one from /the time of the battle of/ Nuuanu, and also my hus-band when I lived with them here. At the time of the Kauai war, my husband, Kanihokamoku, and I "ate" land at Kahookane. At another time so also did their ancestors, and this house lot has been occupied since long ago. The husbands have died and this place was bequeath-ed to me and I have a true right to live here. Also, Kapoli gave me this place at this time, and the relatives of Aukane are living here and some of them are my witnesses. Here is the diagram, below, showing the dimensions. This lot is East, adjoining makai of the road of Kaheiki. This claim is in Kahookane. The measurement in iwilei /Hawaiian yard/, is below in the diagram.

This is the east side, a little lot along the mak ....

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.... s are as follows:

toward the mountain leads to a stream
Namauu's land, Waikiki, on the oceanside too, and
Nuuanu street, Ewa.

One side of this property has been fenced. There are two houses in there, both for Kenahu where Ikiiki is now living under Kenahu. He has lived there in peace since the battle of Kauai.

Kanihookamoku, Kenahu's father, had given him this interest and he (Kenahu) had died in 1839. Since that time to this date, only now I hear that Namauu has objected."

Kumuhea, sworn and stated, "What I have known for this place is the same as all of Hawaii's statements which have been related here and only on this day I hear Namauu is objecting to him. Kanihookamoku, his grandfather, had given Kenahu this interest and he has lived peacefully to this day; he is being objected."

See the king's objections.[? not located in 10806]

[Award 811; R.P. 1813; Kahookane Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .49 Ac.]