Mahele Documents

00219 Paki, opposes
Claim Number: 00219
Claimant: Kakaliu
Other claimant:Paki, opposes
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Merchant St.
Statistics: 11889 characters 2064 words
No. 219, Kaukaliu, claimant
F.R. 147v1

1 document in Native Register, Page 169

N.R. 169-170v1
No. 219, Kaukaliu

Greetings to you, Mr. Richards and your working companions: I, Kaukaliu, will tell you of my claim for my house lot at Kaumakapili.

This place was given to me when Manuia was living at the Fort. At this time, Kekuhaupio gave it to me and my kane, Kuikuinui, and we lived there and made a fence and built a house, and my kane, Kuikuinui died. Until the time I married and went elsewhere, my makua and my kaikunane continued to dwell there and I also, and I paid the annual tribute until this time.

Here is the diagram of this place, the dimensions, and the witnesses:
Witnesses: Kekuhaupio, Kaluahine, Lahaina

/See diagram/ [none in this text]

May God preserve you, With thanks.
KAUKALIU, Honolulu, Kaumakapili
September 22, 1846

F.T. 160-161v1
Claim No. 219, Kaukaliu, 26 August [1847]

This lot is situated in Honolulu, bounded:

On North by the stream and Puaa's land
East by Kalama's yard
South by alanui Kaauwai
West by Kaninuu & Puaa's yard.

Extent south side 1 chain 13 feet 2 inches,
East 1 chain 62 feet 8 inches
North, 27 feet 1 chain 1 fathom, 4 inches
Northwest 34 feet 4 inches
West 1 chain 29 feet
Area 2 chains 40 fathoms 12 feet. The above is extracted from Mr. Richardson's survey.

Kaluhina testified on oath to have known claimant reside on that land with the father of witness unto present time from 1830. Kaumakapili is the name of the place. Witness heard his father say the land was given by Kekuhaupio to claimant in time of Kaahumanu in 1825 or before. Witness knows nothing of how the grantor came by it. There are no other occupants on the land from the first. From that time to the year 1844 there has been no other claimant. Konia, wife of Paki, claims it at present (See No. 123, claims of Paki).

Pahoanui testified on oath, he knows the land and residents. Kekuhaupio gave it to claimant, husband of witness about 1825, who has occupied it himself or relatives from that time to the present.

Kekuhaupio testified on oath, I received that land from Kaalohihi about 1812. Witness gave it to Kaukaliu, the husband of claimant in 1825, and know that he left the land to his wife by will in the native manner. He died in 1837. They have continued in possession up to 1844 without any one disputing their right. Konia's claim is a new idea. She has a claim of land near it, which does not include this land. Witness knows nothing of the right before Kaalohihi.
Resumed page 167

F.T. 167-169v1
Claim 219, Kaukaliu (123 Paki counter) continued from page 161

Paki testified on oath, this land has belonged to Kaoleioku ever since Kamehameha took the Island. When he died, he willed it to Pauai; and when he died he willed it to Hanuna, and he to Keola; and he to Konia. From that time, Paki has had the management of it. Kaukaliu was within this land at the time Konia came into possession. All business work &c was done from 1832 to the present time through witness. When they were making roads a few years ago, Kinau said, We want to make a road through this place; Pali said, very well, let it be. Then Kinau said, Lowel Smith wants a place for a house; Pali said, take it. She then said, break down the fence & make the road; and that was done. (Beretania Street). Kinau then asked & got a place for L. Smith's chapel.

The land in controversy is the remainder of that which was thus cut up in roads &c. Paki never had any thing to do with the land till 1831 or 1833 when he got it from his wife.

Punulua testified on oath. He knows nothing of rights, but he ....

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.... Kukuinui died. She (Kaukaliu) lived there peacefully from the year 1825 to 1845 and there were objections by some people. I have not known that Konia had an interest there. Kaoleioku had lived there for a short while before Kamehameha I had returned to Hawaii, then he went to live on a parcel of land above (of here) in Honolulu here.

See A. Paki's complaint. pg. 2732-3/4 [274v2]

N.T. 274-276v2
No. 219, Objections to Kaukaliu, Honolulu, September 8, 1847, From Pg. 263

Punalua, sworn and stated, Kaukaliu had formerly lived under my wife. I have not known Kaukaliu's right there but when Kaukaliu married Kukuinui they went to live where she is now claiming. Kukuinui, Hoolaka and Kahuewai were people who had lived under Kaaloihe and Kaoleioku was the reason for Kaaloihe's residence tnere. Kaoleioku is the father of A. Paki's wife, so it became clear to me that Konia is the owner of that place.

Nakaika, sworn by the Word of God and stated, That place where Kaukaliu is living now was for Kaoleioku, who is the father of Konia and it was from Kao-leioku to Hanuna. When Hanuna died it was bequested to Keola and after Keola's death it went to Konia. I have not known who had given Kaukaliu her right, but I know that Kaukaliu is living there at the present time. Kaukaliu had lived there after the death of Kaina, my father in the year 1844.

Kaniniu, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have heard from the people of Kaoleioku, that the property Kaukaliu is claiming was for Kaoleioku. Kaaloihe, Kukuinui, Kekuhaupio and Kahuewai were attendants for Kaoleioku and I had seen Kaukaliu as a stranger when she had married Kukuinui. They had lived under Konia at that time. Kukuinui had built a house but had not put up a fence. When Kukuinui died Kaukaliu's parents continued to live there altho' she (Kaukaliu) is living there now with a brother.

Keoni, sworn by the Word of God and stated, All of my statements are similar to those which have been given here by Punalua. We had lived at the heiau. I have not lived at the place Kaukaoiu is claiming, I had a separate place. When Kaoleioku had come to live there, all of the servants came to live there (also), but I had lived there before Kaoleioku had come and when he did come, we had a chief in Kaoleioku. Kanakaole lived (there) as a fisherman for Kaoleioku. I have seen Kekuhaupio living there, Kukuinui also who was the husband of Kaukaliu. When Kukuinui died, Kaukallu lived there to the present time.

Kahaleluhiole, sworn by the Word of God and stated, That property is for Kao-leioku according to my knowledge and it has been for him to this time. Kukui-nui was Kaukaliu's right for having lived there for he was her husband. I do not know who had given Kaukaliu's husband the right to his place, but I have seen Kukuinui living there when Liholiho had returned and was down,"No, it [he] is standing there." [sic] I have not seen Kukuinui living under a chief.

Nanaikeae is sworn by the Word of God and stated, That property Kaukaliu is claiming of you was for Kaoleioku. Kaukaliu had her right to live there from Kukuinui. Kukuinui had his right from Hoolaka but lived under Kaoleioku. When Kaoleioku died the bequest was to Pauahi, then when Poki ma went to England with our husbands, some of them left their wives (home) and it was the same for Kaukaliu. When the wife of Hoolaka died the bequest was for my husband.

M. Kekuanaoa, sworn before Kaauwai and stated, Here is what I have known. During the reign of Kamehameha, all of this place at Kaumakapili in Honolulu here was for Kaoleioku. When Liholiho came into office, the land was acquired by Kukuinui and that is what I have known.
Honolulu Fort, M. Kekuanaoa
September 8, 1647

[Award 219; R.P. 56; Maunakea St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .22 Ac.]