Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00057
Claimant: Kou, Simeona
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kapuukolo
Statistics: 4027 characters 682 words
No. 57, Simeona Kou, claimant
F.R. 71v1


1 document entered in Native Register, Page 61


N.R. 61-62v1
No. 57, Simeona Kou, May 8, 1846, Kapuukolo, Honolulu, Oahu

Petition, I testify as to my right to this house site. My parents occupied it /and we have been there/ from Kamehameha I to Kamehameha III. When they died I inherited this lot. It is independent. I do not live under anyone at this lot at Kapuukolo. Fishing is his work /sic/. That is his /sic/ right in living on this site. There are not many houses there at this time. There are the fishermen. They are independent. No one is subordinate to anyone else. Just as they are independent, so am I in my place. Here is its size: 92 feet long, 63 feet wide. I am not under Kahoowaha as he has said.
With humble affection to you, the commissioners, J. Ii, Kaauwai
I am, your servant
SIMEONA KOU


N.T. 89v1
Adjustors' Office, July 22, 1846

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.... house, Kihehewa came to live with us but the two of them are [nephews?l of Piko.

Nakai, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I am a leaseholder for Kou. I was at my place when he had come to ask me to work and I did thatching and hauling pili for $5.00. The pili which was from Honouliuli was bought. My idea was to take the house apart; however, Piko suggested to "bound the pili on to the same house because I have some [evil] possessions in the house, so build him a good house after I have died. I had realized from that statement that Piko was Kou's heir, so I enclosed the property with Hooliliamanu's mud. I have known Piko's bequest of Kou as heir at the time I was working as caretaker of the house.

Kihewa has stated that he would relinquish this interest and live in a private abode.

Statements have been changed again for No. 30 of Kahoowaha. See statements
approved for No. 57.

[Award 57; R.P. 5704; Kapuukolo Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .08 Ac.]