Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00251
Claimant: Kaumaka, wahine
Other claimant:Cummins, Thomas; husband
Other name: Kamaki (Cummins)
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Nuuanu
Ili: Haipu
Statistics: 5200 characters 862 words
No. 251 & 252, Thomas Cummins, claimant, Honolulu, October 30, 1846
F.R. 161-162v1

Gentlemen: I hereby enclose for your consideration two deeds of land owned by me.

One in Nuuana [Nuuanu] fomerly owned by Kouiale; and one situated in Honolulu, formerly owned by Puhi.

To the commissioners for investigating Land Claims &c, &c, &c, Honolulu, Signed, Thomas Cummins

[Margin note:] page 16 & 19 Native Register 1 [2] Survey Received 17 January 1848 of No. 1.

N.R. 16-18v2
No. 251, [Kaumaka wahine], T. Cummins

Covenant and agreement of Kekuanaoa and Kaumaka. [wahine]

This agreement by us with Kaumaka - Kaumaka is given a parcel of land in Nuuanu Valley. Here are the boundaries of this land.

Commencing at the northeast corner adjoining the land of H. Peire /H. Peirce?/, 7 chains to the stream and running northwest 15 chains at the stream, running towards to the sea to the road which goes to Waolani. Thence running southwest 11 chains and 30 links. Then running to the southeast 14 chains and 18 links going upland at the road, to the place of beginning. These are the boundaries of said land.

Kaumaka shall dwell there in peace without deterring the ones who are farming under this lot /under its authority/. If she dies, it shall be for the children of herself and Kamaki, and if the children die, to Kamaki. And if he dies, the land shall be returned to the Alii whose land this is, and with it, the property, and the houses, and everything upon the land. Furthermore, it shall not be sold to anyone else. The rental shall be $14 per annum.

Done at Honolulu on this 30th day of March i ....

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.... aries of said lot.

The said Cummins may reside there in peace, and no one shall resist his planting within said lot. If he shall die, it will descend to his children by Kamaka, and when she dies, then it will descend to the chief to whom the land belonged before, and together with it, the property, houses, & all other things on said land. Besides this, he is not to sell to any other person.

In consideration of this, fifteen dollars is to be annually paid.
Done at Honolulu, this 30th day of March, 1840.
Signed, Mataio Kekuanaoa, Kaumaka
Witness: Pakii, Paulo Kanoa, Iona Kapena.

We assent to this agreement, Signed, Kamehameha III, Kekauluohi.
Honolulu, April 3d, 1840
Witnesses to signatures, Paulo Kanoa, Iona Kapena.

We hereby declare the meaning of this document. The land is fully transferred to Cummins as his, & to his descendants being Hawaiian born subjects, but in case he should be childless, or his children after him be without heirs, then the land will revert to the King.
Signed, Kamehameha III, Kekauluohi.

Continued page 209

F.T. 209v2
Claims 251, 252, T. Cummins, See page 16,17. February 25 [1848]

Paulo Kanoa, sworn, acknowledges his signature to the two separate deeds in the above claims, and that he saw the other parties sign their names whose signatures are attached.

N.T. 296v2
No. 251, Thomas Cummins, Honolulu, September 22, 1847

M. Kekuanaoa, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this document and I have written my name on it.

[Award 251; R.P. 860; Haipu (Nuuanu) Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 12.83 Acs; See also 252]