Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04575
Claimant: Iosepa
Other claimant:
Other name: Josepha
Island: Kauai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Mahaulepu
Ili: Kawailoa, Halulu, Kioea, Kalanui, Wailua
Statistics: 2517 characters 384 words
No. 4575, Iosepa Mahaulepu, Kauai, January 13, 1848
N.R. 103-104v9


Greetings to the Land Commissioners: `ili of Halulu. Be it known to you all that I, the undersigned, hereby state my claim for land. I have seven taro lo`i. The first lo`i is 11 fathoms long by 9 fathoms wide. The second lo`i is 11 fathoms long by 11 fathoms wide.

I have some lo`is in the `ili of Kioea, 12 fathoms by 11 fathoms. Another lo`i is 11 fathoms long by 8 fathoms wide. In the `ili of Halulu is one 23 fathoms long by 11 fathoms wide. In the `ili of Kalanui I have some lo`is, 21 fathoms long by 12 fathoms wide. In the `i ....

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.... 's loi land
Puna by Mika's loi land
Makai by Puukahea's loi land
Hanapepe by Kealahili loi land.

Section 2 - 2 salt deposits at Kawailoa.
Mauka by Puukahea's salt land
Puna by Kealohi's salt land
Makai by Kuapueo's salt land
Hanapepe by Pueo's salt land.

Land from Hukiku to Kuapahi his (Iosepa) father, Iosepa inherited it upon the father's death, no one objected.

Naehuelua, sworn, he has heard Kahee's testimony for Iosepa's land, it is true.

[Award 4575; R.P. 7856; Kawailoa 1 ap. 8 rods; Wailua 1 ap. 2 roods 17 rods]