Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 03747
Claimant: Upai
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Molokai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kumueli
Ili: Heleiki
Statistics: 4661 characters 731 words
No. 3747, Upai
N.R. 37-38v7

Hear ye, ye Land Commissioners: I have a mo`o /named/ Heleki in the Ahupua`a of Kumueli, Island of Molokai which is 393 fathoms long by 40 fathoms wide. See his letter for the diagram he drew*. Furthermore, there is a lot claim which was measured and the length obtained. The diagram is below:


Three mo`o, those of Mahoe, Makanui and Kailianu, adjoin the taro claim from the seaward side, and below /to the leeward/ are some konohiki lo`is, mauka are some house lots, and to the eastward is a lo`i po`alima and the pond of Heleiki.

Pupuka was the one who gave it to my makuakane, Upai nui /Big Upai/, and I inherited it. The present konohiki is Napunako, and the length of time it has been held is from before the Fort. The witness is Pukila.

I hereby state that there are also some kulas for planting sweet potatoes, which have not been measured, and a kula for planting wauke. If you are coming to investigate, that I can fully explain to you.

/*Apparently a note by the scribe/

F.T. 33v6
3747, Upai


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.... orn: I well know his land claim in the 'Ili of "Heleiki," Kumueli. 2 apana.

Apana 1: Taro and house lot.
Mauka, Konohiki
Kaluaaha, Kawelo
Mlakai, Mahoe & Konohiki, Makani & Kahema
Kalamaula, Konohiki.

Apana 2: Kula
Mauka, Konohiki
Kaluaaha, Kukanaloa
Makai, road
Kalamaula, Kanewanui.

It was from his parents in the time of Kamehameha I, and he has.had quiet and undisputed possession ever since. The Konohiki has 2 lo'i in Apana 1

Apana 2 is surrounded by a fence.

Pukila, sworn: Our knowledge of it is the same.

N.T. 136v6 [also page 57]
No. 3747, Upai

Kaumu, sworn, in the ili land of Heleiki in Kumueli.

Section 1 - Taro
Mauka by Kunakau
Manae by Konohiki
Makai by Makamu, Mahoe, Kaihanu
Malalo by Konohiki

Section 2 - House lot
Mauka by Konohiki
Manae by Kukaualoa
Makai by road
Malalo by Stream

He lived there at the time of Kamehameha I, no one has objected.

[Award 3747; R.P. 7311; Heleiki Kumueli Kona; 2 ap.; 4.47 Acs]