Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00263
Claimant: Waiakea, Ana, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Printers Lane
Statistics: 5788 characters 1028 words
No. 263, Ana Waiakea, claimant
F.R. 168v1


1 document in Native Register, Page 29, volume 2


N.R. 29-30v2
[No. 263], Waiakea, Ana, wahine
[listed as 265!]

I will tell you of my claim for a house lot at Kawaiahao in Honolulu, here is the truth. This was a place of idle kula land, not worked on by anyone. No houses stood there, nor any house lots made by anyone. Only one man was living at this place. The things which God made to grow, surrounded the place with vegetation.

Since my kane saw this place was separate, he said to me that we should build our house and live there in accordance with the Alii"s word to find a place to live so that we would be close and come to work for the Haku /landlord/. Here was the place, as she had said. So I agreed and a house was built and a wooden fence made. No one objected to our making the house lot and living there. After my kane"s death I lived there with our comforts which my kane and I had obtained, until I got a new kane and we continued to stay there without shift-ing our residenceunder Kaahumanu II. Kaahumanu I had died - she was the one who had settled us there formerly. When Kaahumanu II died we lived under her heir, Kamamalu Kaahumanu III, and when this kane died I continued to live with all my former benefits, without moving, or being crowded, or any other way of living, until this day I addres ....

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.... />Kaaha, sworn by the Word of God and stated, This property is at Kawaiahao in Honolulu here. Waiakea had lived there with her husband Kamakahiki from the year 1827. That was an idle place and they were seeking gainful advantages so they lived there. That property has been enclosed, and there are three houses standing in there and no one has ever opposed them for that property.

John Ii, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this property per-sonally just as Maalahia and Kaaha have related here. They both had lived here, (she) and her husband Kamakahi. The fence was built of lumber and the house of pili grass. Kamakahi was nearly thirty years of age when he had died. Sometime after this Naiakea married Paahana and it was he who built the mud fence and house where Smith is living now. Paahana had told me that the place mauka of this property was his own place and the one makai was for Waiakea. Paahana died in the year 1842 in Koloa, Kauai. Before he had gone to Kauai, he had told me everything concerning that property, in that the section mauka was for him and the one makai was for Waiakea and that I was to take care of the real property and look after his wife. Kekuanaoa had wanted to have the property and horses, but I denied him the land and divided the number of horses. That is the way we live at the present time.

[Award 263; R.P. 4362; Printers Lane Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .1.14 Acs]