Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00088
Claimant: Kekuammanoha et al.
Other claimant:Kuluhinu, Kelelowalu, Kuihelani
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kamakapili
Statistics: 6103 characters 1046 words
No. 88, Kekuamanoha, claimant
F.R. 94v1

Document copied in native Register, page 96

N.R. 96-98v1
No. 88, Kekuamanoha [Kuluhinu, Kelelowalu, Kuihelani]

Greetings to you, William Richards and the Land Commissioners: I am telling of my claim for lot at Kaumakapili in Honolulu on the southwest of the house of L. Smith.

This is how I acquired this place: Punalua, my wife's kaikunane was the one who had this place and when I married his sister we lived together with love for one another. Then my kaikuahine also asked me to ask my brother-in-law for a place to live so that she and her husband could live with us, so that her husband would be close to his work for the haole.

When I asked Punalua, he gave that place to me absolutely and forever.

This is my testimony as to the giving and of our residence until now.

Here are the boundaries and a sketch: Beginning at the Government Road, running southeast
58 feet 8 inches, the length, then turn to the Northeast
36 feet then turn to the Northeast
65 feet 5 inches then turn to the Northwest
60 feet the length, then turn to the southwest
72 feet 7 inches to the place of beginning.

Here is the sketch (see sketch) [none in this text]

The length of my stay at this place is from the return of the hewers of sandalwood fromWaoala, until now.

F.T. 86v1
Claim No. 88, Kekuamanoha, september 15 [1846]

Kelelowalu, sworn deposed, claimant has lived in the yard from the time of Liliha down. The yard belonged formerly to Punuiua at which time there was no fence round it. I do not know how he obtained it. I lived there as early as 1823, the place was vacant & we all went there & lived, without being dependent on any one; & a long time after claimant & his sister came there and lived. When I married then I left the yard ....

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.... place was fenced in and no one has objected to the present time.

Kuluhinu's (sister of Kekuamanoha) sworn testimony:

Our place was from Punalua, which had no enclosure or house at that time. We (two) put a fence up and when laws governing titles came about, there has been objections to the present time. (308)

It has been postponed until tomorrow when work will be done on Kuluhinu's claim.

N.T. 128-129v1
No. 8, Kuluhinu, Claims Adjustor's Office, September 16, 1846
[should be 88]

Kalanomano's sworn testimony:

In the year 1830, I had seen this place when Paele was going to live on it. It was a vacant land without a fence and no house on it. It was he who had enclosed it with a fence, built a house and dug a well. He went away and returned to live there when his wife had died. This was the time he thought of a transaction with Kuluhinu. So Kuluhinu gave twenty dollars and the property became his at the time of Kaomi, 1834. He lived there until the time the road was dug and some sections were broken. Kuluhinu rebuilt the fence, erected a mudhouse and has lived there to the present time without any objections.

Kaukaliu's sworn testimony:

When Paele was living there, there was no fence or house nor a well. He lived there until his wife was taken ill. He went away to live and returned after her death. He had problems, therefore, there was a sale with Kuluhinu for twenty dollars. Kuluhinu lived on that property with all of Paele's belongings until the road was dug and some other sections of the land were broken. This person (here) built a house and had lived there until her husband returned from Tahiti and paid Paele an additional twenty dollars which totaled a sum of forty dollars. (286)

Hina's case was postponed to next Tuesday when Paki will testify, perhaps the claim is his.

[Award 88; R.P. 2003; Kaumakapili Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .11 Ac.]