Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00086
Claimant: Phillips, Thomas
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Hotel. St.
Statistics: 11964 characters 2088 words
No. 86, Thomas Phillips, claimant, Oahu, November 23, 1832
F.R. 94v1

Know all men that I, James Robinson, for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to me in hand, do deliver the house and premises to Thomas Phillips, formerly belonging to George Anderson.
Witness Signed, Robert Lawrence
(A copy)(a survey connected after received, JHL, Sec.)

F.T. 85v1
Claim No. 86, T. Phillips, September 15 [1846]

James Robinson, deposed, I bought the Premises of George Anderson, George Anderson bought them of a Chinaman, who bought them of W. Dana, Mr. Dana got them of Governor Boki before he went to England. No one has ever disputed any of the successive claims to my knowledge.

The old foreigners living in the place would be most likely to know about these facts.

N.T. 107v1
No. 82 and 86, Thomas Phillips, Claim Adjustor's Office, September 2, 1846

He (Thomas Phillips) had come on this day but work was left to tuesday because the King was one of the witnesses. John A. (Young) had asked him (King) as to the validity of Thomas Phillips' interest in the house lot on Maui.

Kalanimoku, M. Kekuanaoa and A. Keliiahonui are also witnesses for his interests.

N.T. 110-114v1
No. 82 & 86, Thomas Phillips, (see page 116)

Minor's sworn testimony: I have seen that he has lived on that property as it was stated and I know that no one has objected this.

Kalaimoku's sworn testimony:Maybe it was Phillips who told the king and the king asked me to go nd see Hoapili about this place and Hoapili said, "What about it? The king has given it to him." When the king heard that Hoapili had consented, we went to Pilipi's' long house (halau) as the king had bade us to do; however, we did not see the sections which were acquired by him. hoapili asked Phillips to remove all of his belongings and to destroy the halau. Phillips complied for a time by residing elsewhere; later he returned there, built a house and lived there. I have not heard that anyone has objected.

Greetings to you, John Ii: I have received your correspondence on the house lot of Phillips. It was such a long time ago, I cannot recall all about this property; however, I do remember some part of it (property) for I had given it myself to Phillips from Hoapili. Kalaimoku who does corrupt work fetched them; I could not accuse in some other way except to have said what was right. Therefore, the property was granted to Phillips.
With appreciation to you (plural).

H. Sea, sworn, After the first court hearing, the governor permitted Phillips to be a guardian for Kaohipau. The great consul of England was very happy. Later I went on a trip and returned. When Phillips became guardian, the governor allowed him to have a house and lot; however, he first must ....

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.... laims of another with another.

Thomas Phillips property on Maui.

Kamani Keaki's sworn testimony, When Phillips received the land, he obtained lumber to build a house; however, it was not yet completed when land and lumber were taken from him. He had bought the lumber from a Hawaiian named Kekauonohi. Kekauonohi had the land, I do not know who has it now, but I do know that Kaniau lived there under Namahoe in the year 1831.
continued page 121

N.T. 121-122v1
No. 82 & 86, Thomas Phillips, Adjustor's Office, September 15, 1846

John Wm. Maikai's sworn testimony, Koiamai related to me just outside the house thus, "Waolani had come (to us) and we had refused him. He reported to M. Kekuanaoa and he (Kekuanaoa) said to Waolani, "Go and do as I say (to do)." Waolani came back to us and said, "If you people refuse what I want to be done, then you people are to leave!" Thus, we kept our mouths closed.

Koiamai: Waolani did talk to us and we had withheld (land) from this person (here). We refused and he returned to M. Kekuanaoa to tell him that Koiamai (plural) had refused him. He again came to us to grant him a favor lest we were the ones to be evicted. This made us stop.

N.T. 122-123v1
No. 80!, 86, 97, Thomas Phillips, Adjustor's Claim, September 16, 1846

[this is included because it appears to concern No. 82 specifically.]

Kalama (Phillips' true wife), sworn testimony, When Waolani had come, I was there and Waolani had explained that Kekuanaoa earlier had given (land) to this person (here). Phillips and Waolani went with Maikai to find the distance and the depth (of the land). After this [the] survey was done, he reported to Governor M. Kekuanaoa, then returned to tell us that all had been completed and was good. At that time Koiamai was living there and he was evicting us. So Waolani runs again to M. Kekuanaoa and when he returned he said to us, "If you people evict me for my words, then you will be the ones to leave." Koiami heard this and he did not utter a word. Waolani granted the place to us with the jury doing their part first; later this settlement was made which was also for the inland property. Waolani recorded the entire estate and surveyed the property for clarity.
No. 97 continued page 148, vol. 3 [Oahu property; See Oahu]

N.T. 130v1
No. 82, 86 & 97, Thomas Phillips, Office of the Board of Commissioners who Quiet Land Titles, September 22, 1846, (from page 116)

Waolani: I have surveyed at the place I had previously posted a stake and it is known.

Koiamai: Waolani came to the place he had initially surveyed and he came again,but I persisted in denying.
For testimony in 85 [should be 95], See page 170, vol. 8

[Award 86; R.P. 1827; Hotel St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .13 Ac.]