Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 03029
Claimant: Kaapuiki
Other claimant:
Other name: Kaaupuiki,Kaopuiki
Island: Oahu
District: Waianae
Ahupuaa: Waianae, Honolulu
Ili: Lehanonui, Leleo, Kaupakumoa, Kaloiloa
Statistics: 13954 characters 2126 words
No. 3029, Kaapuiki, Waianae, 10 January 1848
N.R. 27-28v4


To you, the Land Commissioners, Greetings: as directed by the new law, therefore I hereby state my claim for land in the kalana /District/ of Waianae.

1. One house lot in the `ili of Kaupakumoa, with three taro lo`i in it.
2. One house lot at Lehanoiki with three lo`i pa`akai /salt lo`i, or possibly a variety of taro called pa`akai/.
3. Twenty-seven lo`i at Lehanonui, an `ili in Waianae, and also a kula place.
4. At Kaloiloa, an `ili in Waianae, are three lo`i.
5. Two house lots at Leleo in Honolulu. These claims which I hereby state, rightfully and truthfully, have been continuously in my possession, to this day.
With regards, I am your servant.
KAAPUIKI


F.T. 260-261v9
No. 3929, 3086, Kaapuiki, claimant

Kahuhu, sworn, testifies that the lands of claimant are contained in the 6 apanas of his written claim, No. 3029, as follows:

Apana 1 - A pahale called Kiowaikaala in the ili Kaupakumoa, Waianae, Oahu containing a dwelling lot & 3 lois & a kula.

It is bounded:
Mauka by Kahualii & Puhalulu.
Ewa by Kaliao & the kuleana of Keikanui[?] and Kaana with a koele called Kamalikinui, in the middle
Makai by public road & papuaa
Waianae by prickly pear & kula.

Apana 2 - 3 salt ponds in Lehanoiki.
It is bounded:
Mauka by the public road
Ewa by the muliwai of Puehui
Makai by pahale Aupuni
Waianae by kula noni.

Apana 3 - contains 16 lois in the ili of Lehanonui, Waianae, Oahu in one piece.
It is bounded
Mauka by the mooaina Malamakuhiana
Ewa by a mooaina [?]
Makai by mooaina of Naea
Waianae by auwai of Kalepe.

Apana 4 contains 3 lois in the ili of Kaloiloa, Waianae, Oahu.
It is bounded:
Mauka by the mooaina of Poopuakala
Ewa by the mooaina of Puou
Makai by the mooaina of Hauwawa
Waianae by auwai of Hauwawa.

Apana 5 - Two house lots in Lalao, Koinui, Honolulu, Oahu.

Kalama, sworn, says he knows the claim of claimant in Laleo, Koinui, Honolulu, Oahu.
It consists of 2 house lots in one piece and

is bounded:
Mauka by the pahale of Kuinui and auwai
Waikiki by the pahale of Naai & auwai
Makai by the public road
Ewa by pahale of Kama.

(Note: The above claim Apana 5, I hear will be contested in part. Claimant received the above apana 5 from Kulauka & Kaaoao in the time of Kaomi 1834 and he has held the same in quiet ever since.

Claimant received the 4 first apana from Boki at about the time of Kamehameha's death in 1819 & has held them in quiet ever since.

Lauhulu, sworn, says he knows all the claims of Kaapuiki and the testimonies of Kahuhu and Kalama concerning them are correct.
See volume 10, page 230.


N.T. 7-9v1
[No. 69, S. Kaapuiki], Hale Kauila, March 18, 1846

No. 3 - The land of Kaapuiki

John Ricord: What do you know, Kiaaimoku?

Kiaaimoku's sworn testimony: Kuihelani was the chief who owned that land before. He had title to that place of Manuhoa, of Kaihekioi, Koki (Cook?) was a Caucasian, Kalaikuahulu, Eka, Piipii, Kekauluohi, Pauahi, Kalinohoino, Kamikana a Caucasian, Manini (Marin), Aikake and also Kamakaokalani; all of these people lived at Mr. Ladd's place under Kuihelani. Kuihelani had two houses. Those places belonged to Kamehameha I and Kuihelani was a subject (of Kamehameha I). Kapuukolo and Kikihale are the names of those places. All of the people I've mentioned were subjects of Kamehameha I.

Kaapuiki's father is a trusted servant of Kuihelani, who is his younger brother, whose name is Nalimaapa, who is the only one that Kaapuiki is related to. Nalimaapa lived at the same place, until the death of Kuihelani.

John Ricord: After Kuihelani died, who was his heir?

Kiaaimoku: After Kuihelani died, Kawailepolepo was the heir. Kuihelani died here, on Oahu; Kamehameha I was on Hawaii. Nalimaapa died; he was the trusted servant of Kuihelani. Kaihekahi was the trusted servant of Kawailepolepo; and because Kaihekahi was not honest in his dealings, he was returned to Hawaii. His vacancy was filled by Mahoe, who was however, under the supervision of Kawailepolepo, up to the Fort, here. Kalaimoku became angry with Mahoe, and discharged him; and Kaumaumakea was the person who filled his vacancy, under the supervision, however, of Kawailepolepo. And, when Manuia came into control of the Fort, Kaumaumakea was discharged, and authority, from the mountains to the sea, fell to Pehu; however, Peh ....

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.... s house lot/ditch
Waikiki by Naai's house lot
Makai by Government road
Ewa by Kaea's house lot.

Kaapuiki's house lot at Leleo from Kulauka and Kaaoao in 1834. No objections.

Sections 1,2,3,4 from Poki to Kaapuiki at the time of the Ainoa (food tabu) in 1819. No objections.

Lauhulu, sworn, he has known in the same way as Kahuhu and Kalama.


N.T. 230-231v10
No. 3029, Kaapuiki vs. No. 10806, Piikoi, J. (for Kamehameha III, part 9) (from page 260, volume 9 [Foreign Testimony]

S. Kalama (witness for Kaaupuiki), sworn, I have seen his claim at Leleo from Kalauka during the disturbance by Kaomi, Kalauka is a brother-in-law to Kaaupuiki, he is married to Kaaupuiki's sister. Kalauka's house lot had been from Kamehameha I. Many people were in this lot and Kalauka's place was very small. He gave this place to Kaaupuiki at that time so that he can have a place for his canoes which he had brought from Waianae. The first enclosure was ordered by Liliha to the tenants of Moanalua and we built it. The present fence is broken and is still lying there.

Kaaupuiki had become close to Liliha because he was a friend of Poki and Liliha was the wife of Poki. I had lived there under Liliha because she had been my foster child. Now I am living elsewhere.

Liliha lived there under Kaaupuiki until her death in 1839; however, I am not sure that Kamehameha I had given land to Kulauka. Liliha had lived there after the enclosure had been completed.

The boundaries are:
Ewa by S.P. Kalama there on Kumauna's lot
Mauka by Paaoa's lot/Palipali's lot
Waikiki by Naai's lot
Makai by Government road.

Naai, sworn, I am a citizen there, Kainaina, the son of Kulauka was my friend. I had heard that Kulauka was head of the house lot and land and Kaaupuiki was his brother-in-law. Kulauka asked Kaapuiki for lumber and built a house but the enclosure was not completed. Kaapuiki started to work on it but did not finish it without Liliha's help. Kaaupuiki was responsible for the place whereon C.G. Hopkins slaughter house stands now. Upon Kulauka's death, Liliha was heir with Kaaupuiki's sister under her and the king above them. When Liliha died her bequest was for Kaaupuiki's sister under her and the king above them. When Liliha died her bequest was for Kaaupuiki's sister under the king. There was no objections when his sister married Kaaiawaawa and when Kaaiawaawa died, Kaaupuiki became the sole heir. I believe the king is Liliha's heir.

Kaapuiki had built the fence and the house Liliha lived under Kaapuiki until her death, but Liliha's servants did help built the fence. Kaapuiki did not live there always and he had lived in Waianae under Poko and Liliha. Kaapuiki's people from Waianae were his own relatives and he was honored in Waianae with more servants of his own who helped built the enclosure.

A. Paki, sworn, it was truly for Kulauka, he had a small place and Kaapuiki's sister lived common law with Kulauka. When Kaapuiki had come from Waianae he had no place to live so he lived there. Liliha, upon request helped to build an enclosure with the help of the tenants of Moanalua.

When Kulauka died on Maui in 1837 or 1838, probably, everything was bequested to Liliha. The king has been involved in this place since Liliha's death, her entire estate was bequested to the king.

Kaapuiki has always lived in Waianae since Kamehameha I to the present time, although I have heard that lumber, fish, taro and other things have always been brought from Waianae by Liliha, the konohiki's demands. Now Piikoi has the land. Liliha's lot which I have known about had been Kulauka's lot and the new fence which was built by Kaapuiki was for Liliha.

The boundaries are:
Mauka by Government road
Ewa by the lot in Kumauna's possession
Waikiki and Makai by a pali.

Postponed: Until 3 o'clock tomorrow, the land officers, Kaapuiki and the Chief will look at the land and decide on the distribution of it.

26 May 1853
The land officers have looked, on the date designated above at 3 o'clock, at the land over which there is a dispute between Kaapuiki and Kamehameha III and a verdict was reached as follows, Kaapuiki shall have a half of the lot and the other half shall be for the King just as it has been indicated by the surveying of S.P. Kalama.

[Award 3029; R.P. 4874; Kaupakumoa & Kaloiloa Lehanonui Waianae; 3 ap. 12 Acs; R.P. 2090; Leleo Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .43 Ac.]