Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 03660
Claimant: Munn, John P.
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Kona, North
Ahupuaa: Holualoa
Ili: Kaohia (Holualoa village), Kupoamaka
Statistics: 5802 characters 1060 words
No. 3660, John P. Munn, Honolulu, January 21, 1848
F.R. 173-174v2


Gentlemen: I herewith submit for your decision claims that I have on lands given me by His Excellency, the late Kuakini in 1831, situated on Hawaii in district of Kona, Village of Holualoa:

1. A house lot in said village which has never been surveyed. My claim I consider good from having paid His Excellency 100 dollars to thatch the house thereon. I have also proof that he gave me full permission to build 1 house.

2. A tract on Ahupuaa in area of said village called Kupoamaka which has not been surveyed.

The above land was an unconditional grant from His Excellency, Kuakini. I have from time to time paid him money amounting in all to 245 dollars as a tax for said land up to the time of his death.
Board of Land Commissioners, &c.
John G. Munn


F.T. 151v2
Cl. 3660, John G. Munn, January 21

Samuel Rice, sworn, (This claim was taken up on account of the witness being here from the spot) This place is in the district of Kona Hawaii, consisting of a house lot in the village of Holualoa. It is fenced and has 4 houses on it. Claimant's wife's relations live on it, Kanepapole and Kama live there continually, and occupy for claimant. I believe the fence is the true boundary. Claimant got the place from Governor Adams in 1831 and has owned it ever since. The n ....

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.... s no koeles in this Ili. It is a large Ili. The Ahupuaa of Holualoa came to Kuakini from his father, Keeaumoku.


N.T. 471v2
No. 3660, John G. Munn, January 21

This land is in Kona, Hawaii. A parcel of land and a house lot. Another parcel of land directly toward the mountain of a house lot called Kapoamaka.

Samuel Rice, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen the piece of house lot for John G. Munu. it is at Holualoa and it has been enclosed, with four houses in there. Kama is living there under John G. Munu, with his wife, Kanekapolei by name. The fence which is standing there now is its boundary. John G. Munu had received this interest from Kuakini in the year 1831 and they are the ones who have lived there to the present time; no one else owns that property. I have not known how Kuakini had received his place, but I had personally seen John G. Munu give $100.00 to thatch the house that is standing there.

2) I have seen the piece of property which is toward the mountain of this house lot, but I have not known the boundaries of Kapoalomaka. Kuakini had given this land just after the granting of the house lot. John G. Munu then had given $40.00 and I had taken it to Kuakini. I have not seen any other interest there. The distance from my place to this place is about two miles or more.

[Award 3660; Land Patent 8217; Holualoa N Kona; 1 ap.; 111.5 Acs]