Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00259
Claimant: Smith, Lowell
Other claimant:Kinimaka, Victoria Kamamalu
Other name: Kamika
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Maemae
Statistics: 4193 characters 711 words
No. 259, Lowell Smith, claimant (Kinimaka)
F.R. 163v1


William Richards, Esq. Dear Sir:
About the last of October, I think it was, that I handed you the lease I hold of a piece of land in the valley of Nuuanu. My object in so doing was to have the Board for quieting land titles, examine said lease, and record it on the records of government according to law. You will very much oblige me by attending to the subject as soon as practicable.
Signed, Lowell Smith
Honolulu November 14, 1846
Lease recorded in Native Register, Page 387 volume 2


N.R. 387-389v2
No. 729! Lowell Smith
[should be 259]

I, Kinimaka, do hereby lease a parcel of land mauka of Kaaleo here in Honolulu. The boundaries of said land are:

Beginning at the corner of the lot of E.O. Hall, 37 fathoms and one yard, the length, thence turning and running south southwest to the corner of the old lot, 16 fathoms and a yard, the breadth, then turning and running east south east by t ....

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.... ka to lease it. He was not altogether certain as to the allodial owner.

Honokaupo, knows the signatures of all in the document to be genuine.


N.T. 310-311v2
No. 259, Lowell Smith, Hale Kauila Honolulu, September 29, 1847

M. Kekuanaoa. sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen the king and Kekauluohi pen their signatures to this lease. I have seen also Kinimaka and Kamika [Smith?] write their names and I have written my name on it as a witness. That property is for Victoria and is in my custody altho' Kinimaka has the lease. The *alodio is mine and the yearly lease for that property is five dollars.

Honokaupu is sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have known all things which have been written in that lease and I have seen Kamehameha III and Kekauluohi write their names (on it).

See the lease on pg. 387 of the lease book II [pp. 387-389 N.R. v2]

*fee simple land

[Award 259; R.P. 651; Maemae Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .55 Ac.]