Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00826
Claimant: Keakahiwa
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kaoawai, Kuwili
Statistics: 4090 characters 663 words
No. 826, Keakahiwa, Honolulu, Oahu, 27 October 1847
N.R. 455-456v2

Greetings to the Land Commissioners of the Hawaiian Islands: I, Keakahiwa, am the one who petitions for my claims to my three taro patches. The interest in two patches is very old, from M. Kekuanaoa who was the konohiki from whom I got these patches. I got one patch from Kaniku, the konohiki. Here are the dimensions of the patches from M. Kekuanaoa, who was the konohiki; First patch is, on the north, 26 fathoms 3 feet, on the east, 21 fathoms 1 foot, on the south, 38 fath-oms 4 feet, on the west, 12 fathoms 3 feet. The rear patch is, on the north, 31 fathoms 4 feet, on the east, 12 fathoms 3 feet, on the south, 26 fathoms 4 feet, on the west, 7 fathoms 3 feet, that is the first one.

Here is the second:
Kaniku is the konohiki from whom I got this single patch. On the north, 15 fathoms 4 feet, on the east, 15 fathoms 2 feet, on the south 18 fathoms 3 feet, on the west, 3 fathoms 4 feet. These are my claims for which I petition you, the Land Commissioners.
Farewell and eternal thanks,

F.T. 236v2
Claim 826, Keakahiwa, See cl. 550, page 55, March 13 [1848]

Kamakee, sworn, I know this place, consisting of kalo patches in three seperate [sic] places in Honolulu.

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.... iki
and Waiwaiole's land, oceanside.

There is no house there. Keakahiwa had received this from Kahaleaahu and in the year 1846 Kahaleaahu had received this land from Kaniku without any obligation."

2. Second Patch, I have seen (it).
Kapehe's land, mountainside
Kanana's house foundation, Ewa, also Kahaleaahu's place;
Kahaleaahu's bathing pool, toward the sea and
Kapehe's place, Waikiki.

This is an old patch belonging to Keakahiwa's father, Kuapuhi by name. He had received this interest from Kamehameha I and had lived as a lopa* since that time. He died in1840.

3. The boundaries of the third patch are:
Kamana's land, Ewa
Kahaleaahu's place, mountainside
Kamana's place, Waikiki and
Kaniku's land, oceanside.

This is the second of the old patches that Kuapuhi had owned and Keakahiwa has these patches at this time.

Kaleo, sworn by the Word of God and said, "I have seen these three patches of Keakahiwa and everything about them just as Kamakee has related to you here."

/*Lopa - a tenant working under a common farmer./

[Award 826; R.P. 2100; Kaoawai Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .2 Ac.; Land Patent 8201; Kuwili Honolulu Kona; 2 ap.; .77 Ac.]