Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04034
Claimant: Davies, Robert G.
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kapalama
Ili: Kumuhahani
Statistics: 3595 characters 598 words
Claim 4034, [Robert G. Davis]
F.R. 176-178v2


The following is the basis of my claim to a land situated in Palama, near Honolulu, called by the natives, I believe, Havaiiki and also Kumuhahani. This is a kalo land, given to my father, Captain W. H. Davis, one of the first traders here, by Liholiho, King at that time, about 30 or 35 years ago. My father was in peaceful possession of it till his death at this place. It then fell to my late mother, who held it also quietly to her death, when it fell into my hands and my brother's W.H. Davis.

The following are Mr. Metcalf's notes of survey.
"Commencing at rock at northwest corner of stone wall (Papuoe) on east side of this land & running
39° West 46 2/12 feet along line between this & land claimed by Nuuanu to auwai. Thence
North 8° 30' East 48 10/10 feet along auwai to stake, thence ....

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.... n Kapalama. The ili consists of 2 separate pieces, one mauka & the other makai, and belonged to the father of claimant from ancient times. The boundaries are the same as set forth in the survey now shown. Old Mr. Davis got this ili of land from Kamehameha I.

Kaelemakule, sworn, says he is a kamaaina of Kapalama. Knows the ili of Kumuhahane. It belonged to old Mr. Davis from the time of Kamehameha I. The ili consists of two separate pieces, as shown in the surveys, which two pieces belong to this ili without dispute.


N.T. 169v10
No. 4031!, Robert G. Davis
[should be 4034]

Copy, Robert G. Davis' land in the Mahele Book.
Kumuhahane, ili for Kapalama, Kona, Oahu.
Minister of Interior
4 November 1852
True Copy, A.G. Thruston, Secretary K.K.

[Award 4034; R.P. 6967; Kumuhahani Kapalama Kona; 2 ap.; 5.56 Acs; See Award 4032]