Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 03816
Claimant: Paaiki
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Kauai
District: Halelea
Ahupuaa: Hanalei
Ili: Kaumuopua, Hanaleiiki
Statistics: 3185 characters 521 words
No. 3816, Paaiki, Hanalei, Kauai, January 7, 1848
N.R. 89-90v9

To the Commission to Quiet land Titles at Hale Kauwila, greetings: I, a man of the island of Kauai, hereby state my claim for land /which is from/ the time of Kaumualii until this day when it is stated to you, the Commissioners to quiet land titles whom the Mo`i has appointed to confirm the titles. The Makuas lived at this place from ancient times and it has been held until myself, an old man at this time, and I have lived here perhaps forty years or more. Therefore I firmly believe I have the right, to pass on to my son, if you will award it.

This claim is at Kaumuopua in Hanalei and is situated as follows:

18 fathoms on the east side, 36 3/6 fathoms on the south side, 17 fathoms on the west side, 3 3/6 fathoms on the north side. On the north is the muliwai of Hanalei, on the east is the lot of Puupoa, on the south is the ridge of Puupoa, on the west is the lot of Koloakea.
Here are the names of the witnesses: Kanealii, Keaona, Kuapu ....

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.... nt & can testify that all that Kalauakea has said is true.

N.T. 53v12
No. 10648 and 3816, Paaiki

Kalowakea, sworn, he has seen Paaiki's lands.

Section 1 - Kaumuopua, a house lot.
Section 2 - Two taro moos named Paeli and Nihu in Hanaleiiki.

Section 1:
Mauka by Hanalei river
Napali by Puupoa
Makai by John Kellet's land
Koolau by Kalowakea's land.

Section 2:
Mauka by Paaiki taro moo
Napali by Kalakala occupies Kolowahea's land
Makai by Kaupulehu, a land
Koolau by Kaupulehu, a land.

Taro land from Ihu who was Konohiki of Hanalei in 1839. House lot received during the time of Kaumualii, Paaiki's parent had probably received it before this time in 1834. No objections to Paaiki.

Puupoa, sworn, verifies Kolowakea's testimony.

[Award 3816; R.P. 3035; Paele 1 Hanalei Halelea; 1 ap. 1 Ac 2 roods 11 rods; Kaunuopua Hanalei Halelea; 1 ap. 2 roods 4 rods; See also 10648 not awarded]