Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00035
Claimant: Helehewa
Other claimant:Kahinaina, grandson of Kauhikane
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Leleo
Statistics: 5650 characters 860 words
No. 35, Helehewa, claimant
F.R. 48v1

[margin note: presented 4 (?) till 29th April]

1 document entered in Native Register, Page 49

N.R. 49v1
No. 35, Helehewa, Kikihale, April 29, 1846

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: We petition you for our village from ancient times of /the battle of/ Nuuanu, which Kamehameha I gave to our father and where we all lived until Liliha's death, when it was taken by someone else, with all its rights. Here is this about the name of this place, but we are not done telling you our thoughts.
Farewell to you all, with thanks,

F.T. 36v1
Claim No. 35, Heleheva, June 17 [1846]

Heleheva claims on behalf of Kahinaina, a minor, of whom he is the guardian.

Bartimeus Kaihele, witness, sworn deposed, Kamehameha Ist gave the land in question to the grandfather of the claimant at the time when Rihoriho was at Puroa and the Missionaries begged him to turn from his sins, and he refused, saying, wait five years, and then I will do it. At that period the grandfather of claimant died (January 1823).

Note. This claim becomes postponed till the owner himself appears, the real owner (Kahinaina) being of a mature age (Resumed page 74).

F.T. 74-75v1
Claim No. 35, Heleheva, continued from page 36, September 1 [1846]

Hoomoeapule, sworn depose ....

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.... mehameha I reign and when Kauhaikane died, he bequested the land to his grandson Kainaina. Kainaina's parents lived there as house dwellers. An uncle, Kulauku, also came from Maui to live there; however, this was under the nephew Kainaina. Then Kulauku returned to Maui and when he died, I do not know what happened after that. In the year 1846, Kaaiawaawa acquired this land and has lived there to the present time. Kaona, the wife of Kulauku is also residing there. Postponed (310) continued page 110, Volume X

N.T. 110v10
Helehewa (probably), Kale, 13 February 1852

Kapule, sworn, I have seen the house lot of Helehewa lying at Aki, Lahaina, Maui.

Mauka, Government road
Olowalu, Pika's lot
Makai, sea
Kaanapali, Hoohei's lot.

Helehewa had received this house lot from Kamehameha III in 1841. After some peaceful living, he sold it to Kale, a native for $250.00 and Kale has lived there peacefully to the present.

Auwaa, sworn, the statements about Helehewa's claim are true and the sale to Kale is clear because later Helehewa had demanded the remaining payment of the sale. the judges ordered the payment and Kale has paid the entire amount and the land has been conveyed permanently to Kale, where he has been living peacefully to the present time. No objections.

[No. 35 not awarded; See Kale 8385 not awarded]