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Claim Number: 00247
Claimant: Lunalilo, W.C. by C. Kanaina
Other claimant:Kanaina, C., Namauu
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Beretania St., Queen St., King St., Fort St., Merchant St., Printers Lane, Punchbowl, Kakaako
Statistics: 24106 characters 4071 words
No. 247, [Lunalilo, W.C.] C. Kanaina, claimant
F.R. 159v1


1 document in Native Register, Page 12, Volume 2


N.R. 12-13v2
No. 247, [W.C. Lunalilo], Kanaina

To the President of the Land Commissioners, W. Richards, Greetings: Because of the enactment of the law relating to the claimants for land, therefore, I tell you of my lots which are leased on the island of Oahu,
1. Lot to W. French
2. 2. Lot to George Pelly
My lots where are presented here:
1. My lot on which I reside
2. Lot to Kalama
3. Lot to Kaniua
4. Lot to Kaniho
5. Lot to Kamaipuuaa
6. Lot to Kauaina
7. Lot to Kaili
8. Lot to Kaai.

The lot to W. French was from M. Kekauluohi, now Lunalilo, and the right to Pelly is the same.

The right to the lot on which I reside was from Kalaimoku and Kaahumanu and they really gave it to M. Kekauluohi, and it went to the heir of M. Kekauluohi, and the same with the lot of Kalama and Kaniua. The right of the lot of Kaniho was from Kekauluohi, also of Kamaipuupaa. The right to the lot of Kauaina was from D. Kamehameha, and the lot to Kaili, went to Lunalilo, given by Kinau and Kauluohi, therefore the right is as the heir of M. Kauluohi. The right to the lot of Kaai was a debt to me by the haole, therefore, it was the payment.

If there are some people who think to petition for these lots, of which I am telling you, wait, and fetch me, and then work on them./
I am, with thanks,
CHARLES KANAINA


F.T. 1-3v2
Claim No. 247, Charles Kanaina, September 13th, 1847, consisting of 10 separate claims.

1st, Wm. French's store lot.
Kekuanaoa, testified on oath, He knows the place.
Merchant St. is East of it
G. P. Pelly's yard West
Street from Honolulu House to the sea North

Some time after witness returned from England in 1822 Mr. French had possession of it until 1837, and from that year occupied on a lease from Kekauluohi. The first fence was stick, made by Kanaina. The rent was 130$ per annum from 1837 for 25 years. The land belonged to Kekauluohi. She took it up from waste land about 1822. No one living on it. All the houses on it will become hers at the end of the lease. Mr. French began his business on the lot about 1824 when Commodore Jones was here. Kanaina claims the land for his son; an only child. There is no other claimant, but Mr. French to the privileges of his lease.

2d. Mr. Pelly's store lot.
This is based on the same ground of claim. Kanaina never lived there but Kekauluohi owned it with the other from 1822. Pelly & Allen leased it from Kanaina for 25 years, in February 1846 at 400$ per annum and is also claimed for Kanaina's son.

3d. Lot occupied by Kanehua.
This is part of a large yard.

Kealiihonu's place is on the North
The land leading to Mr. Cook's school, West
The palace given to John Young, South
That given to Kuke, East.

Kaelehua & Boki live on the land at the present time. They have lived there since 1825, while Kekaulouohi has claimed the land. It originally belonged to Kalaimoku. Kanaina & his wife were appointed to take care of the yard for the King in 1825 about. Witness knows of no counter claimant. Those living on it are tenants. In 1846 an application for this land was made for the Queen, and given under a written agreement that it should be returned when the King's residence may become completed on the large plot inland. This land is also claimed for Kanaina's son.

4th, Pa Kaniho, wahine.
It is bounded:
On the East by Beretania St.
On the north by Andrew Auld's yard
On the west by the last-named lot
On South by yard of Sulivan's wife and chief's school.

Kaniho has lived on it since 1835 as tenant. There is no other claimant. It is within the large yard. Kaniho's husband was nurse of Kekauluohi in 1837; and living outside of the yard. He gave it to her.

5th. Kalama occupied this lot. It is bounded:
On the east by the lane to Mr. Cook's
On South by Kanaina's yard
On West by Palace yard
On North by Wm. Summers.

From 1825 the stewards, servants and people of Kekauluohi have lived there. Witness has had to superintend for her there from 1836 to 1838. Soon after Kekauluohi's death, this place was transferred to Kalama at her request for a residence by a writing, conveying a temporary right as in the former case. The land belongs to Kanaina. There is no counter claimant known.

6th, Kamaipupa.
It is on the South of the street leading from Mr. Dimond's inland bounded
On East by the lane leading back of Mr. Rogers
On South by Laanui's land
On West by Keolewa's.

Witness does not know of the origin of this claim.

7th. Pa Kuaina (Resumed page 129 Volume III)
Is on West of Broadway, bounded:
North by lane leading from Broadway to Charity School
On West by yards of Kaupena
On South by yard of Mainuna.

This land formerly belonged to Manuia, Governor of the Fort. In 1827 Kaahumanu asked Kaupena, wife of Manuia for this land; and obtained it for some of her people. So far as witness has any claim he renounced it.

8th Pa Kaile
It is bounded on:
East by Broadway
On South by land to Charity School
On west by yard of Kaupena
On north by Kekuanaoa's lot.

The claimant got this piece from Davida, who got it from Kaahumanu about 1831. It was a free gift. The land belonged first to Kaupena, then given to Namauu from him to Kinimaka in Kaahumanu's time, from him to Davida, a child of Kinau, and from him to Kanaina. The land is enclosed and houses are built by those belonging to claimant. This lot is claimed on Kanaina's account.

Namauu and Kulewailehua are counter claimants.

9th Pa Kaai.
It is bounded:
East by land of Kanaeulumoku
North by Namauu & Mauiki
West by Kamaulani and L ....

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.... told her of these things and she had approved and Kekauluohi gave birth to Lunalilo at which time Lunalilo became the heir of David and I was given the task of raising [him]. Lunalilo had become heir of the land, of this property and of the attendants. I had not heard Kinimaka saying that property was for Namauu. Therefore, I had written to M. Kekuanaoa concerning this lot and he has confirmed this property as mine."

Kanaina, sworn by the Word of God and stated, It is clear to me that property is for Kaili. Upon Kaahumanu's request of Manuia for that property, he had built a fence there, thus it is clear that Kaahumanu has possession of that lot. The boundary is between Kaahumanu and Manuia's property. Kaahumanu has a house there, which is the boundary running in that direction to that direction, and Manuia has built a fence there. Kaili's place is outside of the fence that Manuia had built. I have known that Kaahumanu had given that property to Kinimaka in the year 1831. I have just heard that Kaili has no interest there. I believe that place is for Kaili.

See pg. 521


N.T. 521-522v2
No. 247 - C. Kanaina From page 318, Honolulu, February 16, 1848

Kauwaina. sworn by the Bible and stated, "I have seen Kalua's place. That is the lot that Kuluwailehua is saying is his (lot). The boundaries are as follows:

my lot, Ewa
Mainunu's place, Waikiki
Namauu's lot, toward the sea and
the church road is toward the mountain.

The place had been fenced by Kaumauma, but recently the fence fell apart and C. Kanaina had repaired it. Kalua did not reside there but he had built a house and I had seen the money used to buy the lumber for that fence, but there is no house standing now. Kuluwailehua and I had repaired a slightly damaged area in the enclosure. Kalua had lived on this property as an at-tendant for C. Kanaina. I feel that it was not proper for Kalua to have sold the property because he had sold it to Kuluwailehua without telling us (two) about it (C. Kanaina said himself, "I have given one-half of this property to Kuluwailehua, that is the section toward the mountain adjoining to the road used for the church.")

Kauhiwahine, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I know this property, that property had been for my husband Kaumauma and me. The place was left to me upon his death to live under the chief. He had died in 1836 and I have lived under Kekauluohi. Kalua is a property owner there under C. Kanaina. I did not see the selling of this place by Kalua with Kuluwailehua."

See Kulu-wailehua's objections below on this page, also page 537.


N.T. 537v2
No. 247, C. Kanaina, from page 522, Honolulu, February 25, 1848

Kalua, sworn by the Bible and stated, I have seen tis place, but that property is not mine. I did not write my name on the bill of sale with Kuluwailehua for that property, but it had been my idea to sell the house only on that property to Kukuwailehua. I received seven dollars worth of cloth for that house and anaother one dollar of cloth. This was Kaahumanu's property formerly. Upon her death it was inherited by Kekauluohi and when she died it went to Lunalilo. I believe the place is for Lunalilo, only the house is mine.

See below. [No. 613, Kuluwailehua]


N.T. 457-458v3
No. 247, C. Kanaina, protest 238, G. Laanui, May 1, 1849

Kepaula, sworn, I am now living in Manoa and I have surely seen this place of C. Kanaina, over which he and G. Laanui are having a dispute.

Mauka is a small street leading to Lokeke's place
Waikiki, G. Laanui
Makai, Keolewa
Ewa, Puawaina.

One house has been completed and Kamaipuupaa is living there under Lunalilo. I had given to Kekauluohi in the year 1835 and mine (interest) had been from Kahuamililani. Kahuamililani had received his interest at the time Kamaka had hanged himself mauka of the fort. When Kekauluohi had acquired the land, Kamaipuupaa was placed there to live under Kekauluohi and Lunalilo where he has lived to the present without objections.

Kahuamililani, sworn, I have seen that place on which I had lived where:

Mauka is the small street
Waikiki, Laanui and the boundaries are the same as Kekapaula (has stated).

It was Kekapaula who had given to Kekauluohi and I had given to Kekapaula. My interest had been an idle place so I built one house as was customary at that time. In the year 1823-1824, I had lived here as the foster parent to Kamanele, the daughter of J. A. Kuakini, and that is the reason for our coming here, because the daughter, Kamanele, has been taken by Pua. Laanui had not arranged the places where his guardians may live to care for Kamanele so I built the fence and the house. Day after Kahalaia had died, Pua saw me and said, You (two) have built your house there? I answered, I am troubled by my children; they might step into Kalaimoku's garden. I had not known he had been brought from Waialua to build the house and the fence.

This case is left until John Ii will talk with G. Laanui and whatever is agreed will be reported to the land officers who quiet land titles.

[Award 247; R.P. 5695; Beretania St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .543 Ac.; Queen St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .51 Ac.; R.P. 5636; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .28 Ac.; R.P. 5635; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .13 Ac.; R.P. 5695; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .92 Ac.; no R.P.; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 4.06 Acs; no R.P.; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .22 Ac.; R.P. 87; Fort St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .11 Ac.; R.P. 110; Merchant St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .1 Ac.; R.P. 5695; R.P. 5698; Printers Lane Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; ..23 Ac.; R.P. 5635; Punchbowl St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .13 Ac.; R.P. 5695; Punchbowl St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .24 Ac.; R.P. 7521; Kakaako Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .25 Ac.; See No. 250 for Namauu, counter to 247]