Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00102
Claimant: Kapehe
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolaupoko
Ahupuaa: Kailua
Ili: Maunawili
Statistics: 3204 characters 550 words
No. 102, Kapehe, claimant
F.R. 103v1

1 document in Native Register page 103

N.R. 103-104v1
No. 102, Kapehe

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: makuakane I have a petition: My father was Kamehameha First's subject. His name was Opunui. His lands on Oahu were Kapiwai and other lands, but this petition is not for those other lands - the reason is that I have waited 8 months. I am the second heir. My makuakane died in the time of Kamehameha III and he willed his property to my kaiku`ana as his heir and he dwelt under the King, and died on November 22, 1845, and he bequeathed to me and my makuahine. The land, and his living under the King were to be mine. All the personal property was to my makuahine, which has been fulfilled, but mine has not.

Perhaps I made an error in judgement - a makuakane of mine took me to a friend, Kamakahonu, for a conference, since he was the one who knew. It was he who told me that I was the heir of the deceased under the law. Kamakahonu said he woul ....

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.... h, bequeathed the property to his young brother thro' the king, the horses to his wife and daughter, and this is all that I have heard.

see page 173

N.T. 173-174v1
No. 102, Kapehe from page 163

John Ii's sworn testimony:
Kapiwai is for these two (here) from Kamehameha and Maunawill for both Keliikanakole and me together with our uncles. There was no farm land so we sold Maunawili to these two and received Kapiwai. I do not know about Makahonu's (plural) rights at Kapiwai. It is them only.

Ku's sworn testimony:
I am the property co-owner with Keliikanakaole before; Maunawili was ours.
It was bequested to me for a year. Kuamaho came after us and for one year the land was for this person here. Previously I had lived below and only Kuamaho was above and it has been that way to this time. No one has objected and in the month of November 1845 just passed we were separated and at this time Kamakahonu has raised objections.

[No. 102 not awarded]