Mahele Documents

01546
Claim Number: 01546
Claimant: Kahalehau
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kalihi
Ili: Hapakini
Statistics: 4198 characters 722 words
No. 1546, Kahalehau, December 8, 1847
N.R. 154v3


Honorable Members of the Privy Council, Greetings: I, the undersigned, hereby describe my taro land claim in Kalihi, Oahu, which is situated in an `ili of the Ahupua`a makai of the Kalihi bridge. The konohiki is Aki wahine. It is bounded on the north by a land of Hauki, on the east by a land for Maile, on the south by a land for Keane, on the west by a land for Wahine. One lo`i and the parcel of kula of this claim, whose boundaries I have described, adjoins Kaua's land. Two of my lo`i are together in the middle of Kaua's land and are being held by Kaua at this time. I think that these lo`is which have been transferred to him should be returned to me and combined with those held by me at this time, because I think he has no right to them. These lo`is were acquired by him in May, 1847. I got this claim at the time that Kahuna was the tax official and I hold it at this time.
KAHALEHAU
Kauakahikou, Kalihi, Oahu


F.T. 85-86v3
Cl. 1546, Kahalehau, January 24, 1849, See(Kaua) 1214, page 426, volume II, Testimony

Kupanea, sworn, This is in Hapakini, Kalihi, consisting of 9 kalo patches.

1. In 6 patches.
Mauka, is Kaauki
Honolulu is Mairi and Kaua II
Makai, Keave
Ewa, Kaailauhala.

2. Three patches.
Mauka, Kaauk ....

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.... ihi stream
Makai, Kamaile and Keawe
Ewa, Kaua and Kaluaomahi.

Kaua II has two taro patches in these three patches of section II. The claim number is 1214.

Maile had given him (Kahalehau) all of the nine patches during the time of Kaahumanu I. He was the konohiki at that time, now Moehonua is the konohiki. Kahalehau has always lived there at the present time with no one objecting. The two patches of Kaua II are the only obstacles. Kaua II had received land in the year 1847 from Maile but he (Maile) had given his personal patches to Kaua II. Kahalehau had gone on a trip to Hawaii in 1847 and upon his return, he found Kaua II cultivating the two patches.

Maile, sworn, It is true that I had given Kahalehau those nine patches before the time of Kaomi because I was the konohiki at that time and Kahalehau did cultivate all of those nine patches; however, I had given my own patches to my punalua*, Kaua II, and perhaps because of his great strength he had given of his services to cultivating Kahalehau's land, but I believe those two patches are for Kahalehau and not for Kaua II This interest of Kahalehau is clear.

See pg. 203[1214, Kaua II]

/*Punalua - formerly wives of a husband or husbands of a wife; wives of brothers or husbands of sisters./

[Award 1546; R.P. 4182; Hapakini Kalihi Kona; 3 ap.; .79 Ac.]