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Contested, various battles of Kamehameha listed
No. 59, Kuanea, claimant
2 documents entered in Native Register, page 65
Claim No. 59, Kuanea, Pauoa, May 12, 1846
Greetings to you, Mr. Richards and the Land Commissioners: My land was taken by Kekuanaoa. It is an `ili at Kohala, Hawaii; Kahuwa is the ahupua`a, and within it is my Kapukini. I testify as to the nature of my rights in this `ili. My grandfather, Paukumoku, had this `ili, from the battle by Alapai. When Alapai died he left his kingdom to his son, Keaweopala. Keaweopala and Kalaniopuu fought a war and Keaweopala was killed by Kalaniopuu who took the entire kingdom of Hawaii. My grandfather occupied this `ili under Kalaniopuu. When Kalaniopuu died he willed his kingdom to Kiwalao, his son. Kiwalao fought with Kamehameha I at Mokuohai and Kiwalao was killed and the Kingdom of Hawaii became Kamehameha the First's. Keeaumoku got this land of Kahuwa, and my grandfather still occupied his `ili through Keeaumoku. When Paukumoku died he bequeathed the land /`ili/ to his son, Keaweopulaau. When Keeaumoku died, he bequeathed the land to his wife, Namahana, and Kaahumanu, their daughter, and my father still occupied the land under them. When Namahana died the land was bequeathed to their son, Kuakini, and my father continued to occupy it under Kuakini. When my father died I inherited the land. This is my claim to this land.
Claim No. 59, Kuanea, July 29
Waina, Witness sworn deposed, I have no connection with claimant, except through the friendship of our parents. I am acquainted with Kapukini, the name of the land which formerly belonged to claimant. He held it under Governor Adams. Claimant inherited it from his father, the ahubua [sic] belonged to Governor Adams. Claimant had possession of the land a long time. Claimant left the land and came down here about 3 years ago perhaps. When Kekuanaoa went recently to Hawaii he took the land from him. It was taken from him on account of claimant's residing at this place away from the land. Claimant left it in the care of Lumahina. The taxes were paid, and there was no fault in the occupant. There was no other charge besides claimant's residing at this place.
Note: Witness appeared to depend entirely on claimant for his information - Testimony resumed page 69
Claim No. 59, Kuanea - resumed from page 65, August 11
Testimony deferred until Kekuanaoa who is counter claimant shall produce his statement.
No. 59, Kuanea
Uwaina, sworn and testified:
Question: What is your relationship to Kuanea?
Answer: We are two separate people.
Question: What is the name of the land?
Question: Have you seen that property? Who gave it to him?
Answer: Kuakini. His parents died on that land.
Question: Did Kuanea get that property when they died?
Question: Who owns the ahupuaa?
Question: How many years did Kuanea live on the land?
Answer: I do not know, but he lived there a very long time.
Question: When did Kuanea live on Oahu here?
Answer: A long time, three years perhaps.
Question: When was he separated from the land?
Answer: When Kekuanaoa went away this year.
Question: Did Kuanea leave a man on the land?
Answer: There was a man.
Question: What was his name?
Question: Was the tax of the land neglected, or did it have lack of tribute?
Question: Is it not that name is at fault?
Answer: There is no fault; there is one fault, that is when Kuanea came to Oahu here.
Perhaps this is Kuanea's testimony.
The hearing of the testimonies have been postponed to the 11th day of August including Kekuanaoa's testimony.
See page 95, continued page 95
No. 59, Kuanea, Adjustors' Office, August 11, 1846
Governor M. Kekuanaoa, sworn:
Question: What do you know of Kuanea's interest in the property of Kohala on Hawaii?
Answer: I have taken Kahua to Kohala on Hawaii because the land belongs to Keeaumoku.
[No. 59 not awarded]
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