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Claim Number: 04883
Claimant: French, William
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Alakea St.
Statistics: 4825 characters 803 words
Cl. 4883, William French, counter S. Reynolds, [1848]
F.T. 186-187v2

February 24th, Dwelling house - Premises.
John Meek, sworn, When I came here, Captain Ebbets was living on these premises in 1824.

They are bounded:
On Ewa side by Cross Street
Makai by Kekuanaoa's land occupied by Mr. Punchard
Mauka by natives and Captain Penhallow
Waititi by Mrs. Hooper's.

They are fenced, and I believe the fence is the right boundary. I think Ebbets got the place from Kalaimoku. I do not know on what terms. Mr. French purchased it at auction, and had lived there since 1838 or 9 without opposition, and I think previously. I never heard of any counter claimant.

Thomas Cummins, sworn, I know the place and the boundaries have been correctly described. Claimant has lived there undisturbed since 1830. He bought the premises at auction, but I do not know any particulars beyond that he was the purchaser, and has lived on the premises ever since. I do not know of any counter claimant.

Submitted as evidence by claimant.
William French, October 1, 1838
Bill at Auction.
Premises, Buildings, privi ....

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.... 98-499v2
No. 4883, William Franch (French), February 4 [1848]

John Meek, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen French's property; it is in Honolulu here;

Kea street, Ewa
the natives' lot, toward the mountain
Mr. Hooper's place, Waikiki and
Kekuanaoa's lot is on the oceanside.

The lot has a fence and I think that is the best boundary. John Ebbets arrived in the year 1803 and is now living here. I believe his land had been from Kalaimoku but I have not known that he has paid (for it). French had bought that (land) by auction and he has lived there in peace since the year 1838 to the present time; no one has objected to him."

Thomas Cunmin, sworn by the Word of God and stated, "I have seen this place, the boundaries of which are the same as John Meek has just related here. I think French had lived at this place in the year 1830. It had been auctioned after the death of John Ebbets and was acquired by W. French. I have not known that anyone has objected."

[Award 4883; R.P. 108; Alakea St. Honolulu; 1 ap.; .77 Ac.; See Award 4882 for N.R. and some F.T. description]