Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01131
Claimant: Piilani
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kawananakoa
Statistics: 4242 characters 647 words
No. 1131, Piilani
N.R. 641v2

To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: I hereby state my claim for land in the `ili `aina of Kawananakoa in Honolulu. A taro mo`o `aina under the konohiki, a total of six patches. Three taro patches are on the south of Kaimihau's place, on the west of Palikea's place, on the east of Kaimihau's place. Two patches are in another portion, however they adjoin the same `ili `aina. Two taro patches are on the south of Kaahaauka's place, on the west of the lot of Kaaha, on the north of Kaili, and toward the south is the place where my house lot is, adjoining the same `ili, and a kula.

F.T. 365v2
Cl. 1131, Piilani, 30 June 1848

Kaoha, sworn, This land is in Nuuanu Valley in the district called Kawananakoa. It is in three pieces, without house or fence, and is mostly kalo. Claimant is living on his neighbor's land, and preparing to build on his own.

First piece is bounded:
Mauka by Kaili's
Waititi by Judge Andrew's land, Makai, ....

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.... and he had a contract for four hundred fish. We had started the fish pond for Kinau but had not quite completed it, so the /illegible/ and Kahunalele finished it. We planted taro instead; the first time was in 1835 and we did this for three years before I finally left that land.

Kumukahi, sworn: I am a native for that land of Palikea from the time of Kaomi. I have known the boundaries of Kanwananakoa and Palikea in Honolulu district. It is known that the high bank is the boundary of Kawnananakoa and the low border is for Piikea. Kawnananakoa is mauka and Piikea, Makai. I had known this because we were building a pond for the fish Kinau had bought and Kaaha had come to plant his taro. All had been well until recently in 1846. Kaaha claimed a portion of land which ahs been settled by Hooliliamanu.

It has been decided some land officers shall make a thorough investigation of this place at Kawnananakoa, Honolulu district, over which there is a dispute.

[Award 1131: R.P. 2701; Kawananakoa Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .95 Ac.]