Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01012
Claimant: Holowaliwali, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Ewa
Ahupuaa: Waikele
Ili: Kahapuupuu
Statistics: 5194 characters 840 words
No. 1012, Holowaliwali [wahine], Waikele, Ewa
N.R. 592v2

I, Holowaliwali, hereby tell you of my two claims, first for a mo`o `aina, second for a patch, under someone.

F.T. 409v2
Cl. 1012, Kolowaliwali, August 2 [1848]

Kumauna, sworn, This land in Waikeke, Ewa, consists of kalo and kula containing 6 patches of kalo. No house or fence.

Mauka by my land
Honolulu by Kauliokamoa's
Makai by Niulii's
Waianae by John Stevens'.

Claimant had this land from John Stevens in 1843 or rather from her husband, who is dead. He had it from Stevens then, and the same year gave it [to] claimant. She is married now to Kaulua. She has cultivated it by her husband & relations ever since she got it. There is no counter claimant. Stevens had it from the King.

Kekualopa, sworn, and said having lived long by this land, he knows the testimony given was true.

Counter Frank Manini.

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.... ter the death of M. Kekauluohi in 1847. The government had possession of this land in 1848 and during the Mahele, Holowaliwali was released. He [She] has been living there to the present time without doing any work and the taro which is growing now is for the new konohiki's own tenants.

This is my true testimony regarding Holowaliwali's claim. Disregard my previous statements.

N.T. 434v9
The Verdict

It is clear through this testimony that Holowaliwali had received this land in 1847, he [she] had departed from it at the time the government had possessed it in 1848. He [She] has lived elsewhere to this day without planting or cultivating and the yield in foodthere since 1849 to the present has been for the konohiki only. Therefore Holowaliwali has no claim. The land commissioners had decided for the konohiki according to the law, in that Holowaliwali had a new claim and he [she] had deserted it completely.
Signed, J. Kekaulahao

[No. 1012 not awarded]