Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00128
Claimant: Kahikona, wahine & Kekoa wahine
Other claimant:Kahikona, wahine no Kekoa
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: King St.
Statistics: 5991 characters 959 words
No. 128, Kahikona [wahine], See sketch of lot of Kekoa
N.R. 116-117v1

I, Kekoa, hereby present my claim for my lot to you. Here is how I got my lot. It was Kamoonohu's, Haia's first wahine. She died and I became Haia's wahine. When Haia died it became mine, and I have lived there ever since.

See sketch of lot of Akopiki Kahikona.

I, Kahikona, place my claim in your hands for my house lot. My right in this place was from the time my makuakane sailed here from Hawaii at the time of the Russians, for the war, this was the reason he came to Oahu. On arrival, they lived anywhere - there were no houses. When the trouble was ended, he sought a place and took this - it was overgrown with vegetation. He built a house and a fence and lived there. That is my claim.

F.T. 28-29v2
Claim No. 128, Kahikona, October 1st [1847]

This claim was examined in one division of claim belonging to Kekoa on 21st October 1846. See page 174 Native Testimony.

John Neddles, testified upon affirmation & the form of the usual oath. He knows the place of Kahikona. It is in Broadway on the inland side. On the same side also is William Beckley's.

Broadway is on the sea side
Kekauonohi's is West
Cross Street is on the other side.

Since 1822 witness has known claimant or her father, Kumanoha to have occupied this place. He does not know who they had it from. The f ....

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.... , sworn by the Word of God and stated, "This property is in the center of Honolulu here;

On the north is Pekele's (Beckley's) lot
On the east side, Pelekane (Beretania) St
On the south, Chapel St, and
Kaeo Kukahi is on the west side.

I had seen Kahikona living there in the year 1822 with his parent, Kekuamanoha. Kahikona and Kekoa had received this (land) from Kekuamanoha. Poki had given it to Kekuamanoha. He has built a wooden fence and a house and had dug a well. Now a mud wall has been built and six houses stand within (the lot) at the present time.

The lot that Kekoa has is at Kikihale. There are seven trees standing on my lot at this time. "I am thinking about relinquishing my interest in Kekuaonohi's lot, that is his place."

Kekuaonohi had received his interest from Kahekili; Kahekili from Kapapaakahi and Kapapaakahi had received his interest from me. There are two property holders there, one is Ono and the second is Kapule. No one else has interest there except Kahikona.

Kawaahua, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have known everything that Kuene and Maalahia have stated here regarding the fence. The horses [sic houses], trees, and the well and everything which has been said here."

Koiamai, sworn by the Word of God and stated: "My knowledge is similar to everything which has been said here."

[Award 128; R.P. 2098; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .35 Ac.]