Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00985
Claimant: Stupplebeen, Jacob
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Beretania St.
Statistics: 17801 characters 3036 words
Claim No. 985, J. Stupplebeen, Honolulu, November 20th 1847
F.R. 121-125v2


To the Honorable Board of Land Commissioners, Gentlemen:
The undersigned begs leave to lay before you his claim to two several pieces of land situated in Honolulu, (see enclosed deeds describing them)

[margin note: survey taken by claimant 22 July 1848]

These deeds I beg to lay before you as the basis of my claim, and will when notified, produce witnesses to confirm my right. Should it be required I will have a more accurate survey made of the premises.

Hoping that you will adjudicate my claim with as little delay as possible, and believing that you will do me full justice
I have the honor to be, &c.
J. Stupplebeen

Cl. No. 1
Know all men by these presents that I, Anthony Jenkins of Hudson, New York, now resident of Honolulu, Oahu, in consideration for the sum of 900$ to me paid by Jacob Stupplebeen of Hudson, New York, now resident of Honolulu, Oahu, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have this day granted, bargained, sold & confirmed, and by these presents to grant, bargain, sell & confirm unto the said Jacob Stupplebeen, all my right, title & claim to the premises now owned by me, situated in Honolulu, together with all the buildings & appurtenances thereunto belonging and bounded as follows:

On the main street in front and running northwest & southeast 29 fathoms in length
And on the upper part adjoining the premises of the King, 28½ fathoms, being Northeast boundary,
And on Southeast side, adjoining the premises of Richard Charlton, 10 fathoms 2 feet &
On the Northwest side joining premises of Kappa, 15 fathoms.

These are the boundaries of said premises.

To have & to hold all & singular, said premises & appurtenances unto said Jacob Stupplebeen; his administrators, executors & assigns forever; without any claim or hindrance of any person whatever & without any account to me or any other person whatsoever, hereafter to be rendered, so that neither I, the said Anthony Jenkins, nor any other person for me, or in my name, shall have any right or interest in the said premises, buildings & appurtenances, or any piece or parcel thereof, shall or will challenge, claim or demand, at any time or times hereafter, but from all action or demand therefore shall be wholly debarred & excluded by virtue of these presents.

And I the said Anthony Jenkins, my executors & administrators, all & singular the said premises, buildings, & appurtenances unto the said Jacob Stupplebeen, his executors & administrators, against all & every person or persons whatever, shall & will warrant & forever defend, by these presents, the said premises, buildings & appurtenances which I, the said Anthony Jenkins, have put the said Jacob Stupplebeen in possession of by delivering him one silver dollar in the name of all my right & title of the said premises, buildings & appurtenances at the sealing & delivery hereof sealed & delivered, & livery of seizin of the premises, buildings & appurtenances thereunto belonging, above sold & delivered by the said Anthony Jenkins, giving & delivering to the said Jacob Stupplebeen one silver dollar as above mentioned, in the name of the said premises, buildings & appurtenances as above mentioned at Honolulu, Oahu, this 30th of December 1843 in the presence of us:
Witness to signature, W.H. Taylor, Aaron Charles Davis, Anthony Jenkins

Attached is a certificate of John R. Jasper dated 8 October 1846, Honolulu, acknowledging the personal appearance before him on that day of Anthony Jenkins, above part, who confirmed the genuineness of his signature in the above deed & its execution for the purposes set forth.

This indenture witnesseth that I, Richard Ford, of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Doctor of Medicine, for the consideration hereinafter mentioned have agreed to confetti over unto Jacob Stupplebeen of Honolulu, aforesaid victualles, his executors, administrators and assigns, the within mentioned land, dwelling house & premises.

Now these presents witness that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the said, Jacob Stupplebeen conveying to him the said Richard Ford, a freehold piece of land 40 ft. square, be the same more or less, with a bakehouse, and appurtenances thereon situate in Hono ....

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.... ikiki
Beretania street, toward the sea and
on the Ewa side is Kapihi's lot, the lot that Kamakee has now.


N.T. 73-74v3
No. 985 - Stupplebeen From page 71, May 29

Boyd sworn and stated, "This land is at Waikiki from Mitcher and following are the boundaries:

Mitcher's lot, toward the sea
a street running from the sea to the uplands, Honolulu
Sereng's land, toward the mountain
a lot for some natives, Waikiki.

Dr. Ford has exchanged this property in Honolulu for that property in Waikiki, that was probably in the year 1844 or perhaps three. Mitcher had received that property in the year 1830 and it has been for him at the time they had made land exchange and until this day."

George Bush, sworn and stated, "Everything that has just been related here by Boyd is similar to what I have known. Kaahumanu had given that property in Waikiki to Mitcher, and his wife so that they may have a place whereon to live and that was probably in the year 1828 or 9 perhaps. Later Mitcher had sold that property to Ford for a horse and money and he has lived comfortably there until he had a sale with Stupplebeen. He had built some houses and an enclosure there."

Another witness for this interest is Kinikini's document to Stupplebeen which was drawn on the 15th day of December 1845 when Dr. Ford had conveyed to Stupplebeen this property and by this document the exchange shall be known like the statements made above by the witnesses. See the attached statements.

In accordance with a request by the land commissioners that I inquire of the King concerning Kepapine's (Stupplebeen) property, the king told me that he had not given (land) it was Halilio (who had done this) to enable Kinikini to live there as a tailor, but it was not given as a possession because he was not being compensated in this manner for his work. He was being paid with money only because the house and work tools were mine; therefore, I had insisted on that interest. I had heard this from the king on the past 26th day.

With appreciation,
John Ii
Land Commissioners, Honolulu, May 29, 1848

See Piikoi's protests, page 86 and page 70


N.T. 86-87v3
No. 985, (10806 J. Piikoi, counter) From pg. 74, Stupplebeen, June 7, 1848

A. Paki sworn and stated, I have known the condition under which Kinikini (Jenkins) had lived in Honolulu. He had been the chief's tailor and his liveli-hood had depended upon the chief. Sometime later Kirikini (Jenkins) had asked the chief for a place to live at which time the chief placed him on his lot which is just makai of Beretania, and without rent, although the chief had built an enclosure, the houses and had set the lumber for the inside.

I think Kinikini (Jenkins) had begun to live there in 1836, but there had been no house there before this. I have not known that the chief had been paid either for rent or for his services. Kinikini had been tailoring for the chief for two or perhaps three months before he had actually lived on this property. I have heard that this had been granted to him for tailoring the chief's clothes but he had compensation from sewing for others. I have heard also Kinau saying to the chief, It is not advisable to give (land) to a foreigner because foreigners are not good people.

It is my opinion that Haalilio has the document for this property. I have not known that the King and Premier have denied Kinikini's - Jenkins - living here and as a result Stupplebeen had acquired the property.

Jonah Piikoi, sworn and stated, I have seen this property just as Paki has just stated. I am one of the persons who had taken sewing to Kinikini- Jenkin - and because it was too expensive, he did not sew my clothes. I have heard the King say to me that Kinikini - Jenkin -does sewing only for him because Kinikini's (Jenkins) livelihood is from the King. When the king had returned to Maui, Kinikini [Jenkins) acquired a piece of property; therefore he was able to be self-supporting. However, I have not heard that the King had refused Stupplebeen from building a house for himself there.

See Stupplebeen's protest, page 73

[Award 985; R.P. 7629; Beretania St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .28 Ac.]