Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00070
Claimant: Waiaha, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona, Ewa
Ahupuaa: Honolulu, Waimalu
Ili: Maunakea St., Wahaloa
Statistics: 4688 characters 799 words
No. 70, Waiaha, claimant
F.R. 75v1


1 document in Native Register, Page 80


N.R. 80-82v1
No. 70, Waiaha [wahine],Residence, Honolulu, June 5, 1846

The Honorable William Richards, etc. I testify to the truth of the land claim of John Wawaenui, who lived as a subject of the King, having decided to become a native Hawaiian, whereupon the King, realizing he was a good subject, gave him important work to do in the government. Therefore Kalaimoku gave him the said Ili at Waimalu, which Kiwalao has petitioned for, being the land claim of John Wawaenui, living under the chiefs, and being given this land for his services at the Fort. He was in charge of the cannon in the Fort. It was John Wawaenui's work to fire the cannon, which Kalaimoku had given him to do, and since he became their subject, the chiefs had helped him, this being the pay for his work. Furthermore, here is something else, upon the death of John Wawaenui, he bequeathed all the land which Kamehameha First had given him, to us, and we, his children, are his heirs, and we live under Kinau Kaahumanu II as John Wawaenui commanded. Here is somehting I tell you correctly; the total of our lands is only three. Afterwards, we heard that the Luna Hapaumi of the King, in adjusting with the Governor the validity of the King's lands, and the Governor taking the Luna's words as truth, the land was returned to the King's Luna. Those two lands, excepting one for us. And the house lot was the second. Those two lands ....

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.... of Waiaha, the daughter of Ioane Kawainui and while I was taking care of things, Kaaione and his wife lived under Kamehameha III. Here is their place; there is in Waimalu a certain Ili, an ili that had been for Kiwalao previously, then it was acquired by Keoni Waewaenui and there is at Kapalama another place. It is an ili (Ili, a small land division with its own individual title and marked carefully as to boundary) also, Kumupali by name.

See page 430


N.T. 430v2
No. 70, Waiaha, from page 233

Kaauwai, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this place in Honolulu here.

Maunakea Street is on the Waikiki side
Kaukaliu's lot, mauka
Puaa's place, ewa and
the small street and Keolewa's place are toward the ocean.

I had seen (him) at the heiau in the year 1817. The place had been for his father Keoni Wawaenui. He had charge of the fort, he had lived and died there, also his remains lie there.

I had heard only that Waiaha was the heir "we (two) heirs with our young brother," and I have seen that this place is still the same, no one has objected.

There are houses, a well and plants. But my young brother has no place there. Keoni Wawaenui had died during the governorship of Kuakini. See page 233. The commissioners understand about this property, there will be no further hearing.

[Award 70; R.P. 5597, Maunakea St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .38 Ac.R.P. 8511; Wahaloa Waimalu Ewa; 5 ap.; 6.75 Acs]