Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02281
Claimant: Kaiana, John B.
Other claimant:Kaholilau, widow / Kahalelau
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hilo
Ahupuaa: Ponahawai, Waiakea
Ili: Kanewahineiki, Alenoho
Statistics: 2809 characters 479 words
No. 2281, John B. Kaiana, Hilo, Hawaii, 22 December 1847
N.R. 428v3


To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: I hereby state my claim, as enacted in law. In the Ahupua`a of Ponahawai, `Ili of Kanewahineiki, is a parcel of four acres of land to which I have a right from my makua. the witnesses are: Lahaina, Kauakahi, Akenaka.
With thanks,
JOHN B. KAIANA, Tax Official

Hilo, Hawaii 22 December 1847
To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: I hereby state my claim, as enacted in law. In the Ahupua`a of Waiakea, `Ili of Alenoho, a parcel of land of ten acres according to my belief. My claim to it is from Kaunuohua. The witnesses are: L. Kaunuohua and his let ....

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.... na by an idle land for the konohiki.

It has a fence, there is a house for Kaiana and this is an old land from his parents. Upon his death on April 1848, the land has been bequested to his wife, Kahalelau. Lahaina has not known that it has been objected.

Kauakahi, sworn, He has known exactly as Lahaina had stated here. The second section is in Alenoho ili land of Waiakea ahupuaa. This /hearing/ has been postponed until the officers meet with Kaunuohua the konohiki and agree on the ten acres of Kaiana, J.B. just as he /Kaiana/ had filed in his claim document.

[Award 2281; R.P. 6788 Ponahawai Hilo; 1 ap.; 2.87 Acs; R.P. 5713 & 6577; Waiakea Hilo; 1 ap.; 10.25 Acs]