Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00068
Claimant: Kapahoanui, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kaumakapili
Statistics: 7405 characters 1231 words
No. 68, Kapahoanui, Claimant
F.R. 75v1

1 document in Native Register, Page 77

N.R. 77-78v1
No. 68, Kapahoanui

Land Claim Document

To the Land Commissioners: The undersigned testifies as to the house lot on which I am living. The description of the boundaries are on the attached paper and I also tell my rights.

My husband Iwinui lived /in this place/ before 1819 and in that year I married Iwinui and we lived together until 1828, then my husband and I allowed Puaa to build a house on a portion of our place.

We only allowed the house, we did not give the lot, but at this time It Is taken and I am deprived. This is the explanation:

In 1829 the 'Lii gave Mr. Steven a parcel makai of our place, and when this became his, life was all right, until 1832 when my husband died. It was bequeathed to our hanai. After his death in 1849, Puaa had an argument with Mr. Stevens and Judge Paahana ordered me to divide my place, but Puaa continued to stay and on the 11th of May, Puaa bequeathed to Keikinui and that kuleana bordered my place, therefore I appeal, under the law. And I testify that I lived in this place for 27 years and my husband lived there and including the time my husband lived there, it is more than 30 years until today. /See Sketch/ [None in this text]
Done at Honolulu on this 29th day of May, 1846.

F.T. 70v1
Claim No. 68, Kapahounui, August 12 [1846]

Naaone, sworn deposed, that witness was first wife of claimant's husband. When the Russians were here, witness's husband occupied the place which claimants puts in her claim for; her husband afterward forsook her; and took claimant for his wife; they lived there till his death. Claimant's husband gave a portion of the yard to Puaa whic ....

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.... starting on the steep border of the river and touching Puaa's lot, the face end running to the south 19°, west 39-3/12' to the stake joining Puaa's place, from there to the south 45°, west 41' to another stake adjoining Puaa's place, the place Puaa is claiming as his, then to the south 62°, 30' to the west 48 (°?) to Wiliama Kiwini's [William Stevens] place, to the north 20° - 30' west 5-3/12, turn to the north 28° west, 1 chain 5-8/12'. This side borders the lot of Williama Kiwini [William Stevens] which is the side makai of this land to the edge of the river, then turn along the edge of the river to the north 45° east 1 chain to the north corner of Puaa's place which he says is for him, therefrom running along the edge of the river to the north 74° 30' east 1 chain 35'; then turn to a wasted area measuring the south 78° east 47-6/12'. An ili is in this land 362[?} fathoms.

Here is the size of the ili land Puaa is claiming as for him, 134 fathoms, 209 sq. ft.

Here is the size of an ili in Kapahoanui's place which is in his keeping peacefully.
218 fathoms, 5 feet square, Surveyed October 25, 1847

Where it is marked A on the map is the place that is left to Kapahoanui without any opposition. The place that is marked E is where Puaa is objecting.


We are the people selected to settle (the affairs) on the properties of William Kiwini, Puaa and Kapahoanui. We believe that this map which is sketched here above is accurate because it (land) has been surveyed by one with that knowledge and that land map is the source of our decision to detain those lands from that and this person.
Z. Kaauwai, Namauu, John Ii
Honolulu, October 25, 1847

[Award 68; R.P. 2614; Kaumakapili Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .24 Ac.]