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Claim Number: 00976
Claimant: Beckley, William
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hamakua, Hilo, Kohala South
Ahupuaa: Waimea, Waipio, Punahoa, Halawa
Ili: Owahawaha (Waawaa), Waikane, Muliwai, Punahoa
Statistics: 3005 characters 459 words
No. 976, William Beckley, Honolulu, November 17, 1847
N.R. 574v2

The Honorable Land Commissioners of Hawaii: We have seen the document about claiming lands, therefore I hereby write concerning my land.

One land, called Muliwai, a kupono /probably an `ili kupono, an independent `ili/, at Waipio on Hawaii, from the Mo`i, Kamehameha III.

One farm at Waimea on Hawaii, from the Mo`i, Kamehameha III.

One house lot at Waimea on Hawaii.

One house lot at Punahoa in Hilo on Hawaii, bought by us from Kaeo.
I am, with thanks,
These are all awarded except Muliwai in Waipio taken in division

F.T. 201v3
Cl. 976, William Beckley, November 15, 1849
Cl. 812, Asa Kaeo, Eleele from page 138 [Award 387, Hilo Mission]

To the Honorable Commissioners Land at Honolulu.
Gentlemen, I hereby relinquish all claims to the lot of land in dispute between the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and ....

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.... on it belonging to Lakapu, the man employed by William Beckley to take care of it, but he has no right in the soil, the gift of His Hawaiian Majesty Kamehameha 3. A.D. 1845.

It is bounded: on all sides by waste land of konohiki.

Kanakaole, sworn deposed, that the evidence of Kanehailua was true. They know of no counter claim.

5. James Fay, sworn deposed, knows the house lot of William Beckley, to be situated on the Ili Waikani, Ahupuaa Waimea, Kohala and that he bought it of Robert Robinson. I do not know the exact amount he paid for it.

It is surrounded on all sides by the waste or uncultivated land of konohiki. I have never heard his claim disputed.

Note: This is the piece of land Governor Adams gave to Robert Robinson in exchange. See Robinson's claim No. 231.

[Award 976; R.P. 5065; Waimea S. Kohala; 2 ap. 29.59 Acres; Waawaa S. Kohala; 1 ap.; 24.7 Acs; Waikani S. Kohala; 1 ap.; 4.903 Acs; Hilo & Waipio claims not awarded]