Haalelea; Levi

Deed for Interest in Land at Honouliuli

Kahananui deeded his interest in the land of his brother Nika at Honouliuli to Kaopala in 1863.

Know all men by these presents, I am Kahananui (k.) of Honouliuli, Island of Oahu. I hereby execute as a lease, and sell by this instrument unto Kaopala and his heirs, executors and assigns for all time, my interest in the personal property of Nika (k.) my younger brother, situated at Honouliuli. This property described above is plotted out in the award of the Land Commissioner.

Lease for Honouliuli Fishery

Levi Haalelea leased the Honouliuli Fishery to Daniel Montgomery in 1860.

This lease of Fishery privileges made on the twenty fifth day of December 1860, between Levi Haalelea of Honolulu on the first part and Daniel Montgomery of Puuloa, Ewa… of the second part. Witnesseth that the said Haalelea does hereby agree to Lease & doth lease unto the said Montgomery all his fishing rights & privileges (owned by him as Konohiki of the land called Honouliuli) in that portion of the sea of the said Ahupuaa of Honouliuli, contained within the following viz.:

Haalelea vs. Montgomery: Olelo Hooholo a ka Ahakiekie

Below is a Hawaiian-language report on the Haalelea vs. Montgomery proceedings entitled “Olelo Hooholo a ka Ahakiekie. O Levi Haalelea kue Daniel Montgomery” that was published in the newspaper Ka Hae Hawaii.

Hoakaka ae la ka Lunakanawai o Robertson i ka manao hooholo o ka Aha, penei:

Ke hoopii mai nei o Haalelea, i mea e maopopo ai ke kuleana o ka honu ia ana i hoopaapaaia e ka mea kue e D. Montgomery, a e loaa paha ia ia kona poino no kona hoole ia aole make hopu ia ma kauwahi o Montgomery, ma Puuloa i Oahu nei.

Fishery Rights at Pu‘uloa

Levi Ha‘alelea brought suit against Daniel Montgomery in 1858 in the matter of fishery rights at Honouliuli. The following argues that Montgomery does not own exclusive rights to the fishing grounds off Puuloa, and thus tenants of Honouliuli are entitled to fish in those waters.

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