Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02900
Claimant: Kaoi, T.
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Waikiki
Ili: Pawaa
Statistics: 3984 characters 710 words
No. 2900, T. Kaoi, Punalau, January 9, 1848
N.R. 685v3

Hear ye, ye Commissioners who Quiet Land Titles: I hereby state to you my claim for my house lot, to the east of Kaaihee, a right of long standing, with the true explanation. When I lived with the haole, Hana became angry with me and I was evicted. Mailou sent for me to return to Pawaa but I refused because it was not good to live there because perhaps my children would get into mischief, therefore it was not good to live there. I asked Mailou whose place this was and Mailou replied that `it is ours - you live there' and I agreed. My right was from Mailou. When Mailou died the land went to his wahine, and fault was found with her so that the land went to Maele. When Maele died it went to her kane, Kaaua. However, I have had this land until this time.
Farewell to you and thanks,

F.T. 491v3
No. 2900, T. Kaoi, Honolulu, 27 October 1853

M. Kekua ....

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.... s under Kaoi. In the year 1842, Hana Homa had protested for that land, but the house was not destroyed and the people living on it were not driven away. This year 1850 Elias Zabeth [Elizabeth?], Hana Homa's daughter, has just surrounded /her place/ with a fence which has included Kaoi's place. Now he is destitute. However, since he had received it [prior] to 1841, no one had objected. Hana Homa had stirred a bit, but had quit immediately; therefore, they both had lived comfortably until her death.

Heir, so this is the time it /land/ will be lost!

Kaawa, sworn, I am a native of this land and have lived there with Kaoi, for he is my friend. I am living there now under him.

I know definitely this place is for Kaoi. I had first known long before the time of Kaomi that he had received this land. The things Hoopii has just stated above are true. I have known in the same way.

[Award 2900; R.P. 4310; Pawaa Waikiki Kona; 1 ap.; .42 Ac.]