Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04893
Claimant: Kamai
Other claimant:
Other name: Kamaipelekane
Island: Molokai
District: Kona, East
Ahupuaa: Halawa
Ili: Kii
Statistics: 3612 characters 597 words
No. 4893, Kamai
N.R. 126-127v7

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I have some land in an 'ili in the Ahupua'a of Halawa on the Island of Molokai. The name /of the /ili/ is Kii, and a fifth of this entire 'ili is my claim.

The 'ili of Puupa, for Nakua, is on the makai side. Kalawaia, who has many children, is makai of my place. I have one mo'o makai of his /Kalawaia's/ claim, he is mauka. That is his /Kalawaia's/ claim which is stated here.

From the time of Paia the Second I have been on this claim. On his death it passed to Timoteo, the present konohiki. Paia gave it to Kaahui, and Kaahui gave it to my makuahine, and my makuakane gave it to me. From then until the present, I have not known of the po'alima. Two small lo'i lands are for Timoteo - these lands are 97 fathoms long by 25 fathoms wide. I re ....

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It is bounded as follows:
Mauka, land of Kalawaia
Koolau, the stream and lo'i ko'ele
Makai, land of Kahananui
Kona, kula land of Konohiki.

He received this land from me in 1839 and has had quiet and undisputed possession until this time. The Konohiki's lo'is are separate, outside.

Kekahuna, sworn, The foregoing testimony is true, the same as my knowledge of it.

N.T. 177v6 [also page 98]
No. 4893, Kamai

Taro in a moo of Kii ili in Halawa.

Mauka by Kalawaia
Moakea, Pali
Makai by Kahananui
Malalo by River.

Kamai's father lived there in 1838, at the time of Hoapili and he (father) had given to Kamai. He
has been retained by the (land commissioners) overseers on a very fixed claim.

[Award 4893; R.P. 6135; Kii Halawa; 1 ap.; .7 Ac.]