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Claim Number: 00159
Claimant: Kekuanaoa, Mataio
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Merchant St.
Statistics: 3189 characters 563 words
No. 159, M. Kekuanaoa /see sketch 1/
N.R. 140v1


This is the explanation of the claim to this place at the time Poki made a mistake. Paki and Liliha had the administration of Oahu and afterwards it was heard they two were going to fight with Kinau, and when the Chiefs of Hawaii heard they were going to fight, Kaahumanu took all the land and gave Kuakini the administration of Oahu and the Fort. This is the kuleana of this place for Kinau and myself.


F.T. 24v3
Cl. 159, M. Kekuanaoa, October 18, [1848]

A. Paki, sworn, I know this land. It is a house lot in Honolulu, bounded:

Mauka by Merchant Street
Waititi by Kaaipuaa's place
Makai by Water Street
Ewa by land belonging in part to the Fort & occ ....

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.... on the property with Kailio as subject to this person's (Kokuanaoa) wife Just as he had been to Kuakini. At the time of Kailio's death, I had heard that Kamaikahulipu had lived there also as an attendant at the fort with Kailio and his wife. When Kailio's wife Kaawa was alive, she found a husband Manakaulana and they lived on that property while Hanakaulana was a subject of the fort, until Kahananui, the judge at Kuluanui died. Hanakaulana and his wife were taken to Kaluanui by M. Kokuanaoa to live. He then had custody of that property (next to the fort) to the present time. That is the end of what I had known.

[Award 159; R.P. 704; Merchant St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .63 Ac.; See also No. 158 for entire Native Testimony 158-185 claims; no. 158 not awarded]