Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00153
Claimant: Sumner, William, Captain
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kaholaloa, Kahaohao
Statistics: 4949 characters 802 words
No. 153, William Sumner (True Copy)
N.R. 137-138v1


I, Kamehameha III, the King of the Hawaiian islands, and Kekauluohi, the Regent and Premier of the Kingdom, do hereby convey absolutely to William Sumner and his heirs born in Hawaii, a certain land in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, called Kahaohao, this land being combined with the sea of Koholaloa, on the west of the awa / a landing place, a harbor/, boundaries being as follows:

Commencing at the Kuanalu /where the waves break/ at the depth of five feet, and running to the west at this break of the waves, perhaps 785 fathoms, then turn to the north and run along the boundary of perhaps 965 fathoms, at this said boundary, a two foot depth of the sea at high tide, and dry at low tide. Then turn to the southeast and run diagonally until a five foot depth is reached, and from this depth running to the corner first spoken of. Here is the nature of the dry land adjoining said sea, 240 fathoms long and 92 wide, and the taro land also, 120 fathoms long and 110 wide.

The aforesaid land is for William Sumner, his heirs born here in Hawaii, forever, however, they may not convey said land to any other person, only to persons born here in Hawaii.
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.... e Sandwich Islands. In testimony of our mutual consent to the above, we have hereunto affixed our names this 17th day of April in the year of our Lord 1840.
Kamehameha III, Kekauluohi, William Sumner
Witnesses: William Richards, Tute
(acknowledged by Wm Sumner before J.R. Jasper, Registrar
November 20, 1846 and registered)


N.T. 311v3
No. 153, William Sumner

This claim is clear by the writ of lease signed by the king and his premier for the land Kahaohao in Honolulu, Oahu. The best witnesses were reserved for the land of Kaholaloa. This claim had been included /in the lease/ which was written on April 17, 1840. It was conveyed to him and his heirs outright. William Richards and Cooke are the witnesses for this land. See page 313


N.T. 313v3
No. 153, W. Sumner

Cooke, sworn, I have written my name below as a witness to the signatures of Kamehameha III and the premier for the lease between them /two/ and W. Sumner. See page 311

[Award 153; Royal Land Patent No. 8150; Kahaohao (Kula) Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 34.6 Acs; Kaholaloa (Fishing) Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; no amount listed; See Award 152 for Native Register and Foreign Testimony documents]