Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00024
Claimant: Kiwalao, D. Lyons
Other claimant:
Other name: Lyons, D.
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Waimalu
Statistics: 4856 characters 817 words
No. 24, D. Lyons Kiwalao, Claimant
F.R. 39v1

[Margin note: Presented 10 o'clock A.M. 18 April]

1 document entered in Native Register page 42

N.R. 42v1
No. 24, D. Lyons Kiwalao

Petition for rights at Hale Kauwila

I, the undersigned, request that my land be investigated and given to me, because it has been taken. This land is at Waimalu, Oahu.

The reason I got it was that I became Keopuolani's "foreigner" and she gave me my name of Kiwalao, and through her I was given the land in 1807. 1 had it for 15 years, until 1822, then it became someone elses. Liholiho was drunk and gave it to someone else and Keopuolani was angry. Because of losing this land I ask you for it. I have some witnesses to testify that I lived on the land.
I am, your servant,
Honolulu, April 9. 1846

F.T. 27v1
Claim No. 24, D. Lyons Kiwalao, resumed page 45. May 20 [1846]

Thomas Hunt, witness sworn deposed, I know that claimant has had land many years. He had it before I went home four or five years before the War of 1812 broke out. I was in the Co ....

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.... mediately. Kahanaumaikai had it for a year and a half after which Liholiho gave it to my father.
Commissioner: What did he do to acquire it?
Waiaha: The King saw how hard my father worked with the guns of the fort. He (father) bequested the land to me at his death.
Commissioner: How long did you live on the land?
Waiaha: From the time my father died besides the three years Wiikoi had it.
Commissioner: And you are released without fault?
Waiaha: Yes, perhaps.
Commissioner: Who has the land now?
Waiaha: Kaaione, my husband.
Commissioner: Then the property has not been taken away.
Waiaha: That is it, perhaps.
The work ended pending the commissioners' decision.

N.T. 70v1
D. Lyons Kiwalao and the Waiaha claim is postponed to June 30th which is a Tuesday.

N.T. 102v1
These are people who have been summoned to appear on that Tuesday to state their claim. Kaaione, Napahi, Nakookoo, Unauna,

Adjustor's Office, Tuesday, August 25, 1846
Kaaione, Napahi, Nakookoo - Work for these people were laid aside, for they have been done before.

[No. 24 not awarded]