Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00262
Claimant: Bush, George H.
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Hotel St.
Statistics: 5672 characters 993 words
No. [262], 261 & 262, George H. Bush, claimant
F.R. 166-168v1


Addressed to the Board of Commissioners, &c, &c., Honolulu, November 18, 1846

Plan and dimensions of a plot of land belonging to George Henry Bush situated on Waikiki plains, viz. Front on the Waikiki road 163 feet, side towards Honolulu 1860 feet, rear towards the mountains 175 feet; side towards Waikiki 186 feet.

The above plot of land is situated on Waikiki plains opposite the catholic burying ground; is of the dimensions above specified and was given to George H. Bush by the present King Kamehameha 3rd in the lifetime and by the consent of Kaahumanu.

George H. Bush has held undisputed possession of the said land for several years, say 1829; has properly enclosed it; and built thereon a stone dwelling house, and can if necessary produce evidence to prove the gift.
Signed G.H. Bush

3. Honolulu, November 18th 1846
Know all men by these presents that I, James Kimbole of Honolulu have in consideration of 500 dollars sold unto George Bush of Honolulu all those premises situated in Honolulu lately occupied by me; the said Samuel Kimbole [sic] and Thomas Gandle and Charles Titcumb [sic Titcomb]; and by these presents do give up all right and title to the same forever unto the said George Bush. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, t ....

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.... epale's [Kimbole] handwriting and I had written the bill of sale which Kemepale [Kimbole] had asked me to do and he had signatured it verifying its authenticity. I have known that the interest of this land was for S. Kemepale. My feeling is that he had received it because Kalaimoku had given it to Sapati (Robinson) and it was he who had a sale with Richard in the year 1829 and they had divided this price of land into two parcels, one piece of which was sold to Kemepala and to another foreigner. Fifteen years ago they had given me custody when they had gone whaling and when they returned they had a sale with George Bush. The testimony is for number four, the interest of Keoki Pele [George Pelly L for that property, that is adjacent to this place.

Komo, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen that parcel of property belonging to Keoki Puki [George Bush] and where Keoki Paka (Puki) is living now. I have a parcel of land, too, of that property and S. Kamepala (Kimbole) and I jointly had a sale with Richard. I have not written my name on the bill of sale giving that property to Keoki (George Bush) Puki because I was not on this land at that time but I am now consenting to that sale to Puki (Bush). I am relinquishing permanently my interest in that property. I have not seen anyone objecting to him.

[Award 262; R.P. 5733; Hotel St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .24 Ac.]