Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01044
Claimant: Hoomoeapule
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Moanalua
Ili: Inaikolea, Kapakahi, Kiao, Pohaha, Kahohonu, Umi
Statistics: 17062 characters 2634 words
No. 1044, Hoomoeapule
N.R. 605-606v2

Greetings to the Honorable Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my claim. It is a farm at Moanalua.
1. The names are Kawau, Puali, Kaapoepoe, Iemi and Kiao. These are within Kapakahi.
2. Kaneohe and Kaaiulua and the sea /fishery/ of Mokuoio from Pohaha.
3. Inaikolea at Inaikolea.
4. Kahohonu at Kahohonu.
5. Maiaula at Inaikolea and the estuary.
6. Kama mua and the other small patches, at Umi, with the kula niu /kula land with coconuts/, and the house lot.
Furthermore, Ahua and Mokumoa are fisheries, the protected fish are for the konohiki. These are for the Ahupua`a.
Furthermore, Iemi is the pond, Piinau is the patch, these are for the ku /`ili kupono/.
I am, with thanks,
Honolulu, November 30, 1847

F.T. 313-315
Cl. 1044. Hoomoeapule, 19th May [1847]

Naiemaneu, sworn, This place is called Kapakala in Moanalua in three pieces.

1. First is bounded:
Mauka by Kahaamanu
Waititi by kalo land called Kalualoa
Makai by land Kahula
Ewa, Kalo land of Pohu.

2. Second is bounded:
Mauka by Government fence
Waititi by the same and Kalapalana's land
Makai byAkaina's land
Ewa by several natives' land & houses.
There are 3 houses on this piece belonging: Kalapalana owns one, Kahaumaau another, Akaina another.

3. Third is bounded:
Mauka by Kane's land
Waititi by Moanalua Stream
Ewa by the pali
Makai by Elemakule's land.
It is a Government fence round it, but has no house.

Claimant received these lands from Manahoa in Kamehameha's time and has held them in peace till the present time until the konohiki Mr. Ii has lately disturbed the right.

4. This is a land in Kaneohe and Kanelua bounded:
Mauka by Kalama's land and houses of others
Waititi by Kahaamanu
Makai by the konohiiki, Mr. Ii
Ewa by Papa's garden land.

Claimant received these two last patches in 1816 from Kealoha. There is neither fence nor house. It has never been contested, included land No. 4.

5. Fifth is called Inaikolea in the same place, bounded:
by Kaluakini's place Mauka
Waititi by land of Pahau
Makai by Kane's land
Ewa by land of Kapahi.
This was got with the other, from Kealoha at the same time and has never been disputed.

6. Sixth bounded:
Mauka by Waiau's land
Waititi by Umi's land
Makai by Oleloina's land
Ewa by Kunu's land.

7. Seventh is called Puali, bounded:
Mauka by place of Elemakule
Waititi by Moanalua River
Makai by konohiki, Niau
Ewa by land of Pilo.
These two last were also obtained like the others & have never been disputed.

8. Eighth called Iemi and Pinaau, bounded:
Mauka by Iemiiki and government fence
Waititi by a stream dividing it from Pepahu's place
Makai by Kulai's land
Ewa by Laloa's land
there is no fence nor house.

9. Pinaau is the Ninth, bounded:
Mauka by land of Kalai
Waititi by Paka (Land)
Makai by land of Kalapuna
Ewa by land of Kuohia.

Claimant got these two lands (8 & 9) pieces from Kekupuohi in about 1843 or 4, for services rendered as Guardian &c. It has never been contested til now by John Ii. Kekupuohi got the place from Kekuanaoa about the same time.

10. Fish ponds, bounded by land called Keehe
Waititi by Sea called Kahiki
Makai by a shoal of breakwater
Ewa by Ahuawai (sea).
Claimant received this from Kekuanaoa formally a short time ago, but has held it for 30 years without dispute.

Kaehu, sworn, and confirmed the entire testimony which has been given.

October 11, 1848 Received a notice from Kukuanaoa of opposition.

N.T. 58-60v3
No. 1044, Hoomoeapule, May 17

Kaiamaneo, sworn and stated, "I have seen Hoomoeapule's property at Kainapuaa in Moanalua on Oahu here. Here are the boundaries of the first section at Kapakahi:

Kahaumanu's land, toward the mountain
A koele named Kalualoa, Waikiki
Kaaula, toward the sea and
Kaloipepehu, Ewa.
There is no fence or house here.

2. And here are the boundaries of section two:
A plain land, toward the mountain
Kahalapalaoa's land and the plain land lot, Waikiki
Akaina, a patch, toward the sea and
The servants' area, Ewa.

Three houses are there; they are for the servants. Kahalapalaoa has Hoomoeapule's house. He (Kahalapalaoa) is the young brother of Hoomoeapule. These are the names of the people living there. Kahalapalaoa, Akaina and Kahamanu.

3. The boundaries of the other section are:
Kane's land, toward the mountain
Moanalua stream, Waikiki
Kaelemakule's land, toward the sea and
A cliff, Ewa.

There is no house or fence there. Hoomoeapule had received these lands
from Manuhoa during the time of Kamehameha I and it is only this year that
there are objections from John I.

4. And the fourth is thus:
Kalama's land, toward the mountain
Kahamanu's and, Waikiki
John Ii's Friday land, toward the sea and
Papu's land, Ewa.

Hoomoeapule had received his land from Kealoha in the year the Russians had arrived and there had been no house or fence there. He has lived there to this day and no one has objected.

5. And the boundaries of the fifth are:
Kaluakini's land, toward the mountain
Pahao's land, Waikiki
Inaikolea, toward the sea and
Kapahi's patch, Ewa.

This property was acquired by Hoomoeapule from this R ....

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.... when Kahiole had it and the ili Iemi had become his possession. Iemi was a dry koele and it was the same at the time Hoomoeapule had it. He had cared for it for the konohiki and the prisoner has built a very high bank wherein now the konohiki's fish are running. It was a koele at the time of Hoomoeapule, of Maele and Kilinahe and the tenants of the land have always worked, there to the present time. I feel the patch is for the konohiki, I have not known about the other patches.

(Postponed to Tomorrow at 10)

5 June 1851
Kahaumanu, sworn (for Hoomoeapule), I have seen the patches Puali, Kaapoepoe, Kiao and the pond Iemi in the ili of Kapakahi in Moanalua, Oahu, over which there is a dispute. Puali himself worked on the patch Puali at the time Kumehuea had the land, Kumehuea was the konohiki of Moanalua. Upon the death of Puali and Kumehuea, the land went to Ulili and this patch to Kaikialoha. When Ulili was released, Hoomoeapule was given the land and the patch. Kaikialoha gave the patch to him and in turn he leased it to the chiefs for the work of konohiki days in cultivation. The patch, Kaapoepoe, had been from Ulili because he had the land at the time and when he was released. Hoomoeapule of Moanalua was given the land together with that patch, and he had it to 1848. Kilinahe took it then and planted taro for the konohiki. This he has done twice and the third planting is now in process. The patch Kiao was from Kaikiniloha at the time he had received Moanalua and he had custody of the patch to 1848. At this time he gave the said patch to Piheka with the request that the yield from the patch be divided in dollars and the taro in the patch now is for Piheka.

When the fort in Honolulu here was being built. I had seen many people working in the springs of the Iemi pond. Then the land of Iemi was given to Keaweahawaii and he placed Hoomoeapule there, where he did work on this patch for his landlord with the tenants serving on poalima detail.

Kilinahe, in 1848 I had taken possession of that pond because M. Kekuanaoa had seen it with weeds. I had it cleaned and had fish running in it, also there has been food for me to the present time. All the tenants of the land have worked here and have constructed the bank. Two laborers of the pond, Kalai and Laaloa had agreed to be evicted by me, therefore there is no taro there today, except fish for the konohiki only.

The sand dunes:
Section 1 - Kaaukuu, a pond in the ili of Kapakahi.
Section 2 - Mokapu, a pond in the ili of Umi.

Section 1:
Mauka by Hoomoeapule's land
Waikiki by konohiki's land
Makai by a ditch
Ewa by konohiki.

These dunes have been from Ulili and when he was released, the land of Moanalua was turned over to Hoomoeapule, including the sand dune, Kaaukuu, because it is a lele of Kapakahi. He had also received the sand dune, Kamoku, from Kaukaliu, a lele for the ili of Umi. But this was lost in 1847, because it was overrun with weeds and there was no fish. Today the sand dunes are completely filled with fish. I have seen the land section as listed below.

Section 1 - ½ patch of Kamamua in the ili of Umi.
Section 2 - A pasture.
Section 3 [Left blank]
Section 4 [Left blank]
Section 5 [Left blank]

The ½ patch of Kamamua in the ili of Umi had been from Keahialoa to Kaukaliu in 1840, later Kealoha had cared for the patch until his death and Hoomoeapule received it by bequest. He lived under Uluhoaloha and Uluhoaloha, thinking that it was his own interest had taken it in 1850, and I have not heard that Uluhoaloha had even objected to this action.

Haapilo pasture (map 11) in the ili of Kapakahi, I had seen this land since 1831 and Hoomoeapule has not cultivated it to the present time. There was a man named Nawaa who had filed his interest and had built his house and who has always lived there to the present time. The land officers have given him a document of certification for this place for which Hoomeeapule is demanding.

Kawau - a patch and a pasture. I have not known that this had been koele but Hoomoeapule had it leased for prisoner's days and $16.00 - $4.00 for konohiki days and he had cultivated it until Uluhoaloha had taken the land.

Hoomoeapule - It is true, I had given this patch Kawau and a pasture to Uluhoaloha.

Kalanikilo - The statements made above by Kahaumanu are true, except that Kilinahe had taken those patches in 1849, and the dispute over Hooliliamanu's place was in 1848. The tenants of the land have never worked in those patches and when Kilinahe had taken possession of it, there was food for Kiao and there is taro growing now for Piheka. The patch, Kaapoepoe had taro too; after that had been harvested and replanting had been done, Kilinahe takes the patch. The patch Puali was covered with brushes at the time it was taken away and the pond Iemi had fish which Hoomoeapule had raised; John Ii had taken the sand dunes in 1847, with no fish in it. Fish which is there now was left by John Ii's tenants and the puuones have been from Manuhoa. I do not know that he had rejected the taking of the land.

The pond Kamamua and the pasture Haapilo and the patch of Kawau and its pasture are for Hoomoeapule. I did not know about the giving of the patch, Kawau, and the pasture to Uluhoaloha.

(Postponed: To Thursday, 3 P.M.

See above of this volume, June 10, 1851.

[Award 1044; R.P. 4127; 4128; Inaikolea Moanalua Kona; 1 ap.; .6 Ac.; Kapakahi Moanalua Kona; 2 ap.; 6.82 Acs; Kiao Moanalua Kona; 1 ap.; .18 Ac. ; Pohaha Moanalua Kona; 1 ap.; .6 Ac.]