Mahele Documents

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Claim Number: 00213
Claimant: Vowles, James
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Koula
Statistics: 7189 characters 1191 words
No. 213, G.B. Vowles
F.R. 140v1

[See No. 212 for first part]

No. 2. I claim a portion of lands situated on the plains about 1 mile from the Bethel on the Waikiki road, commencing at point A in the diagram, being the nearest angle to the road, distant therefrom 36 feet and running thence as per annexed diagram.

The said land was purchased by me from Isaac Montgomery in April 1846 for the sum of 500 dollars. It had been occupied by foreigners without remonstrance since 1825.
Signed, James Vowles
Honolulu, Oahu, August 21, 1846

[margin note:] See further documents connected with these claims in 2d Volume Register [sic], page 97, received 11 August 1847. J.H.S. Secretary [no such document located, must have intended Foreign Testimony]


F.T. 97-99v2
Documents connected with claims No. 212 & 213, J. Vowles, Register, Volume 1, page 140

Claim No. 212, Know all persons by these presents that I, John Sweetman, mason, resident at Oahu, have bargained, granted, and sold my dwelling house & premises, with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and by these presents, for and in consideration of one hundred dollars to me paid by James Vowels, the receipt whereof. I do hereby acknowledge, I do hereby bargain, grant & sell to George Vowles (the son of James Vowels) the aforesaid house, premises &c. To have & to hold the same forever. And I do hereby quit claim all my right & title to the same, and warrant & defend the same against all persons, claiming by or under me, to the said George Vowels, his heirs or assigns.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Oahu this 4th day of May 1835.
John Sweetman
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of: Richard Charlton, C. Owen, George Church

Received for Registry November 20, 1846 at 5 o'clock P.M. & recorded in Liber 2, Miscellaneous conveyances, pages 204 & 205 & compared
John Ricord, Registrar of Conveyances

Claim No. 213. Know all men by these presents that I, Moody French, a citizen of the United States of America, Resident of Oahu, with the consent & approbation of my wife, Makaino French, a native of the Hawaiian Islands, and that I, the said Makaino French, in conjunction with my ....

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.... ry acknowledging having executed the same to James Vowles for the uses & purposes therein expressed is indorsed by John R. Jasper
Commission to take Acknowledgements
Honolulu, November 21, 1846

Indorsed by John Ricord, Registrar of Conveyances, dated November 21, 1846 as recorded in Liber 2, Miscellaneous Conveyances pages 208. 209 & 210 & compared.

F.T. 166-167v1
Claims No. [213] 212 & 213, James Vowles, September 1, 1847

No. 213, No. 2. Situated on Waititi Road about 1 mile from the Bethel and 36 feet from the road.

Isaac Montgomery testified on oath, that he knows the place and it lies about 30 yards the town side of the other land. He knows Moody French occupied the premises in 1839 and there was a large adobie house and other buildings with a fence. Witness purchased the premises in 1843 from him for 500$ and has always heard from him that he has had quiet possession from the first. Witness sold the place to Mr. Vowles for 400$ in 1846 and gave him a deed for the premises, which are improved and enclosed in a fence.

John Sweetman, knows of foreigners occupying the place from 1829. James Smith, a mulatto owned them then, who sold them to French. Witness never heard of the right in this land being disputed.

A freehold title less than allodial voted by the Board

N.T. 270v2
No. 213, Vowels [Vowles], September 1, 1647

James Isaac Montgomery, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this place. It is by the road going to Waikiki; there is a large mud house, a small one and some other houses. I have seen the foreigner living there in the year 1839 and in the year 1845 Mr. French went to Kolomepia (Columbia) River. That was the time he had bought that place for $5.00 and in the year 1846 1 purchased that place for $500.00, then gave all of my interest to him (son). The lot is surrounded with a mud enclosure.

[Left blank], sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this property in the year 1829. G. Smith, a black man lived there until the year 1833, Mr. French bought the place and lived there, then he sold it to I. Montgomery. I have not heard that anyone has objected to him.

[Award 213; R.P. 581; Koula Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .33 Ac.; See Award 212 for entire documents]