Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00041MA
Claimant: Kaohie, G.
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Kilolani
Statistics: 3324 characters 539 words
No. [41 M.A.], Kaohie, Lahaina, 20 December 1848
N.R. 356v6

[listed as 6243]

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: In accordance with your announcement to state our claims, therefore I state my house lot claim and lo`i claim at Kilolani in Lahaina, Maui.

I received it from my wahine, whose name was Kanekoa; on her death I inherited it, together with the house site. I lived there for many days, then the land went to the Mo`i, except the house site which I occupy at this time.

Five lo`i which are on that land are my own; they do not pertain to the konohiki and the king, but are my own; therefore I present my claim to you, in accordance with the law /which states/ that the ones upon the land have a right to it.

F.T. 47v1
Cl. 41 M.A., Kaohie, ....

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.... her lands. His wife was the daughter of the King's mother's muse. Kaohie lived there until 1843 when the King took it away. I don't know why the King did so.

N.T. 59v5
No. 6243, Kaohie

Z. Kaauwai, sworn, He has seen this house lot which belongs to Kaohie in Puako, it had been for his wife Kanekoa. She had received it as a vacant land in 1824, and had lived there with her first husband. She died in 1847, and no one had objected to her. Kaauwai has heard this lot and the entire land have been bequested to Kaohie.

Kanekoa had been Keopuolani's guardian, at the time she (Keopuolani) was being breast fed from the mother of the King (Kamehameha III).

[Award 41 M.A.; Royal Land Patent No. 8405; Kilolani Lahaina; 2 ap.; 6.66 Acs (ahupua`a); See also Award 6243]