Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02941
Claimant: Kekalei
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolaupoko
Ahupuaa: Kaneohe
Ili: Opuuopao, Kepii, Puaai, Punaluu
Statistics: 4776 characters 835 words
No. 2941, Kekalei, Kaneohe, Oahu, January 5, 1848
N.R. 705v3

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell of my mo'o in the 'ili of Puupao. In the year /18/ 36 when I took up occupancy, the konohiki was Kaiakoili and Liliha was the Ali'i. At this time, the konohiki of Puupao is Kawana and the ali'i is Kanaina. I have six lo'i at Puupao.

The second of my land claims are some lo'is at Kepu, whose konohiki is Opunui. I have six lo'i. Kalaimoku is the ali'i and I took occupancy in the year /18/36. At this time it has been lost by being encircled by Piikoi, Uilama Kahalelaau.

The third of my claims are two lo'i at Puaa, an overgrown land. The konohiki is Alapai and it was from the Mo'i in the year /18/45, that is when I occupied these lo'i.

The fourth of my claims is a house lot and the house site and all the things which I planted within the house lot. I have lived in this houselot since the year 1836.

F.T. 67-68v11
No. 2941, Kekalei,

Mehekulu, Hoohikiia.Ua ike au i kona aina ma Kaneohe, Koolau.

Apana 1. 6 loi ....

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.... Hinaaimalama's lot
Kailua by a stone fence, dividing it from the Ili of Waikalua.

The claimant has cultivated this land and planted pia, pineapples, cocoa nuts & is there for years.

The claimant received No. 1 from Kaiakoili in 1836 and he has possessed them in peace ever since. No. 2 he received from Opunui in 1836 and has held them in peace to this day. No. 3 he received from Alapai in 1845 and has always possessed them in peace. No. 4 he received from Kaniau, the konohiki of Punaluu in 1836, and his title was never disputed until this year. Mr. John Watson and Mr. White bought Punaluu of Paul Manini a few months since and now those foreigners dispute the claimant's title.

Kaniau, sworn, says I am a son of Kaneohe and know the claimant's land. The testimony of Mehekula is correct. I was the konohiki of Punaluu under Paulo Manini, Senior, and gave the claimant his house lot in that land, and his title was never disputed until the foreigners, Watson and White came and bought Punaluu this year.

[Award 2941; R.P. 2940; Kaneohe Koolaupoko; 3 ap.; 3.228 Acs; no R.P. Opupao Kaneohe Koolaupoko; 2 ap.; 1.86 Acs]