Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01090
Claimant: Kapena, Jona
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kaliu, Peleula
Statistics: 4479 characters 751 words
No. 1090, I. Kapena, Honolulu, 1 December 1847
N.R. 624v2

Greetings to the Mo`i's Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you truthfully of my rightful claims:

1. I have a little mo`o `aina within the `ili `aina called Kaliu, in Honolulu. Within that mo`o `aina is a little house lot also, for my kaikua`ana, and his patches, which he has left for me to tell you of, as he is living under me. This mo`o `aina is under the konohiki, in the customary way.

2. I have a claim for a little house lot at Peleula, from M. Kekuanaoa. This was formerly a place where cane was ground by the Chinese. This is my claim for you to know. There are many witnesses who know of my occupation of the mo`o `aina. M. Kekuanaoa is the witness for the house lot which he gave me.
I am, with aloha to you all,

F.T. 342-343v2
Cl. 1090, Jona Kapena, 14 June 1848

Kalehua, sworn, I know this place. It is called Kaliu in Honolulu aina.

1. First in Kaliu, bounded:
Kalawahine's land [mauka]
Waititi by Government fenc ....

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.... ted here. I had lived there under Kapena. A small portion of Kapena's property has been granted to Mery in the year 1846; however, I am capable of pointing out the boundaries in order to sever it (property). See Mery protest, page 101

N.T. 101-102v3
No. 1090, Jonah Kapena, June 16, 1848

Umiokalani, sworn and stated, "I have seen this property; however, it is not exactly as Kekuanaoa has just stated because a small portion of Kapena's land is in Mary's lot. The correct boundary of Mary's property on the Ewa side would be the property fence. Mary has been living on this place a very long time and Kapena's small portion which Mary has possessed was realized a very long while after the law had been in effect. Mary herself had said, "Jonah Pehu has given me this property." This land has been in Pehu's keeping during the past years."

See Mary Ann Aylett's protest on page 101

[Award 1090; R.P. 3446; Kaliu Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .93 Ac.; R.P. 3447; Peleula Honolulu Kona (Nuuanu St.); 1 ap.; .56 Ac.]