Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 03557
Claimant: Kaniwi
Other claimant:
Other name: Kaniui
Island: Kauai
District: Puna
Ahupuaa: Wailua
Ili: Lanipaa, Kahakoa
Statistics: 2130 characters 350 words
No. 3557, Kaniwi, Wailua, Kauai, January 10, 1848
N.R. 55v9

I, Kaniwi, a Hawaiian subject living at Wailua on the island of hereby state to you, the Land Commissioners, my land claim and house lot claim. The length is 65 fathoms and the width is 65 fathoms. The length is 22 fathoms and the width is 22 fathoms /of the house lot(?)/. Those are my own claims.
I am, respectively,
Witness: Oliva Chapin

F.T. 71v13
No. 3557, Kaniwi, Claimant

Debora Kapule, sworn, says I know the land of Claimant. It lies in the Ahupuaa of Wailua and in the ili of Lanipaa.

No. 1 is about fourteen lois in the ili of Lanipaa.

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.... s;s land in Wailua ahupuaa of Lanipaa ili in two land sections.

Section 1 - Maybe 14 lois.
Mauka by Lanipaa ditch
Koolau by Kikiapao loi
Makai by Maeli, waterswamp
Kona by Alewai river.

Section 2 - House lot in Kahakoa village.
Mauka by Kahakoa pasture
Koolau by Kahakoa pasture
Makai by walking trail
Kona by Wailua river.

Land from Deborah to Kaniwi at the time of Kaahumanu, no objections.

Olupe, sworn, he has heard Debola's testimony for Kaniui's land, no one had objected and it is true.

[Award 3557; R.P. 4782; Kahakoa Wailua Puna; 1 ap.; 2 roods 26 rods; Lauipaa Wailua Puna; 1 ap.; 2 Acs 20 rods]