Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01252
Claimant: Kauwaa
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kalihi
Ili: Hamapo/Kaunapo
Statistics: 2114 characters 346 words
No. 1252, Kauwa, November 27, 1847
N.R. 39-40v3

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my claim for taro land and house, in the 'ili of the konohiki, Kaailauhala. The name /of the place/ is Kaunapo and is in Kalihi waena, just mauka of the Kalihi bridge. It is bounded on the north by a hog pen; on the east by the land of Alika; on the east and the south by Kaailauhala's land. I got this claim in the year of the hookupu puakai by Kahuna, from thence until today.
KAUWA X ....

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Kaailauhala's land, makai and Ewa.

Kauwa's land is from Kaailauhala and it is now for his wife, Laumaka. He had received it in 1834; no one had objected."

" /name smeared/ sworn and stated, "I have known about this land just as Kahunahuna has known about it." Kauwa himself has stated before the land commissioners, thus: If my wife, Kahunahuna II, and I should die, then Laumaka is our heir."

[Award 1252; R.P. 1247; Hamapo Kalihi Kona; 2 ap.; .98 Ac.]