Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00226
Claimant: Keauiaole
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Fort St.
Statistics: 5583 characters 952 words
No. 226, Keauiaole, claimant
F.R. 149v1

1 document in Native Register, page (see next page)

F.R. 150v1
No. 226, Keauiaole, claimant, from page 149

Mr. Richards, Dear Sir
The bearer, my father-in-law is in trouble about his premises. It opens[. ?] Kekaunaohi Kekauonohi] has applied some time ago (to the Governor, Kekuanaoa) for the premises, but the governor told her that he could not dispossess the owner of them; but this morning the old man [said?] that Natives had taken possession of his house; he directly ordered them off when he was shortly afterwards sent for by Kekuanaoa who told the old man that he had given the premises away, and the he, the old man was wrong in ordering off the people who Kekaunohi had sent them but when the governor found that he could not frighten the old man, he then told him to go to you, the government.

[margin note:] literally copied. JHS.

My wish [is not?] to oblige the chiefs by taking this poor man's property from him, knowing that he is one of the old class who still thinks that a chief can dispossess a man of his property whenever they think fit. Who is wrong in this affair[?]. I leave to your judgment. I hope you will excuse me in troubling you, the old man wished me to write to you, and I merely write the affair as he told it to me.
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Kekuanaoa, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I had seen this property in the year 1822, it is Kekauonohi's place. When we came home from Britain, one of the houses was given to us as storage for the things we had brought back. Kuakini placed Keauiaole there since our travels with Kaahumanu and her group. Three years probably after this, chiefs were taken to the fort to live with Kuakini; thus Keauiaole remained to care for our things from Britain. Keauiaole lived this way under Kuakini, continuing with Kinau and upon her death, he lived under me until the year 1846 Kekauonohi came to evict Keauiaole. When I had told him about it, he said to me, "I do not want to live under the both of you, this is my own property," and that was the end of my idea but before Keauiaole was made to live there, he had lived there peacefully. Later it had become trying and there was objection. Keauiaole had one house which was in place of Kekauonohi's house. Kekauonohi has two houses standing there now. He had built the enclosure and planted the trees. That is what I have known about this property." See Keauiaole's objection on pg. 337. [above]

See page 457 [See 191]

/leles - distinct, detached sections of lands in fields, seashore, mountain or taro patches./

[Award 226; R.P. 44; Fort St. Honolulu Kona ; 1 ap.; .2 Ac.]