Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00228
Claimant: Kalaiheana
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Waikiki, Manoa, Kahla
Ili: Pahoa, Helumoa, Kanewai
Statistics: 9287 characters 1540 words
No. 228, [Kalaiheana], Ii, claimant
F.R. 150v1

1 document in Native Register, page 1, volume 2

N.R. 1-3v2
No. 228, [Kalaiheana], John Ii for Kalaiheana

Greetings to the Commissioners whom the Moi has appointed to quiet land titles: I, the undersigned hereby state that Kalaiheana's land, called Kanewai, is at Waikiki. It has some leles in Manoa - Keapuapu, Holoawalu /Kaloalu in N.T./, Pakui, and the lele of Pahoa at Waikiki; and the sea of Kahala. That was the land of Keeaumoku at Waikiki, adjoining the north side of Kalaepohaku. This land became his upon the victory of Kamehameha I at the Battle of Nuuanu, also Waialua, as was the custom of granting land to chiefs at that time. When the peleleu /fleet of large canoes/ came, the land passed from Keeaumoku to Papa and Kalaiheana, and all the leles were also conveyed. From thence came this acquisition and there was no deterrent until the year 1841. For the first time, an edge of Kahala as taken for Waialae. And in the year 1846 another portion was taken for Kalaepohaku, in the month of May, or perhaps June. The witnesses are Keheana and Eleele. This is ended.

Also, there is the coconut grove of Heleumoa at Waikiki. It is said that perhaps two years after /the Battle of/ Nuuanu, it went to some of us, to Kalaiheana, from Kamehameha I. No one objected until the year 1846, in the month of May or June, when it as taken for the first time. The witnesses are Kapuakaona and Ku.

Since Kalaiheana has chosen me has his representative, therefore I am making this request to you, the Land Commissioners.
I am, your servant,
John Ii
To: W. R,, J. R., Y. K., K, Royal School, August 14, 1846

F.T. 162-163v1
Claim No. 228, John Ii, attorney, Kalaiheana, claimant, August 30 [1847]

Ku testified on oath, He knows the land in this case. It is at Waititi, its name is Helumoa. It is cocoa nut land. Witness knows the boundaries.

Kalaukau is the name of the land, east
Keamoku that on the North
On the West is the old road leading from Honolulu
On the South is a stream called Apukokohau.

Claimant holds the land from Kamehameha I who gave it to Kaileo, he gave it to Papa, he willed it when he died to Keawikalohi, and he gave it to the clai ....

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Kuluwailehua's statement of objection to Kalaiheana. The interest to this land is for my parents who had lived (there) from Kamehameha I to Kaahumanu's reign. When my parents died in the year 1842, the land was taken by M. Kekuanaoa and I lived under him. Kekuanaoa had received his interest from Kekauluohi and Kekauluohi had received her interest from the king. In the year 1843 the land had become mine thro' the king and when I had looked (read) the Kuluwailehua's statement concerning borders, I realized that a border of my land had become Kalaiheana's property so I took that coconut grove because that is a border for Pahoa.

N.T. 271v2
No. 228,John Ii, [for Kalaiheana], From page 267

Eleele, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this land Kanewai by name in Waikiki, also the taro and the sea of Kahala. The boundaries are Waihi from the north to the east, Kalaepohaku on the east and the south sides and Palimoo and Kiokapu on the west side. That land is for Keeumoku I. He is the father of Kaahumanu and Keeumoku had received that land at the time of the battle of Nuuanu. Waihi at Waialua is another land. During the expansion, this land was given to Kalaiheana in the year 1804 and he has lived there since that time to this, no one has objected.

Kaheana, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this land, as has been mentioned by Eleele; however, there are other lands which I have seen (1) Keapuapu, (2) Kaloalu, (3) Kamoolepo of "Pakui." Kahala is the sea of these lands and the sea [name]. These are leles' for Kanewai and living there is through Keeumoku.

Pahoa, Kahala and Panewai are outside of the boundaries of Pahoa lele. The land Pahoa is on the east, Nanaikola and Kamoku are on the west side. During the expansion these lands were taken by Kalaiheana but Pahoa was acquired by Keopulani through Kamehameha and in the year 1835, that land was returned again to Kalaiheana.

[Award 228; R.P. 7722; Pahoa Waikiki; 1 ap.; 1.11 Acs; no R.P.; Kanewai Manoa Kona; 1 ap.; 66.59 Acs; R.P. 7723; Helumoa Waikiki Kona; 3 ap.; 4.93 Acs; R.P. 7720; Kanewai Manoa Kona, 27 Acs 115 Anana 19 Kapuai; R.P. 7721; Kanewai Kahala Kona; 1 ap.; 173 Acs 54 lq[?] fathoms]