Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 05385
Claimant: Helekahi, Laioha
Other claimant:
Other name: Laioha
Island: Hawaii
District: Kona, North
Ahupuaa: Lanihaunui, Keopu
Ili: Piilani, Kaluapa
Statistics: 1192 characters 203 words
No. 5385, L. Helekahi, Kailua, Hawaii, January 25, 1848
N.R. 178-179v8

Greetings to all the Land Commissioners. I petition you for my land claim, which was received from Koamoa, and on the death of Koamoa, Naheana gave me /land/, in the same Ahupua`a.

There are witnesses who heard of the giving of all of Makaeo and Ooma - that is my claim for land which is occu ....

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.... 8 patches in the Ili of Piilani. They are all in one piece. she does not exactly know the boundaries. Claimant derived form her ancestors. She does not know about her claim in Keopu.

Laenui, sworn says, he knows the kuleana of Laioha in Keopu Kaluapa. Claimant has no land there now. She has forsaken it. Claimant has been in Oahu for the last 3 years.

[No. 5385 not awarded]