Mahele Indices

THE KING’S MAHELE: THE AWARDEES AND THEIR LANDS
Compiled by Dorothy B. Barrere
General References
Mahele Book (and copy of) in State Archives of Hawaii, showing the
individual division of lands between Kamehemeha”III and his Chiefs and
Konohiki. Page numbers of original and copy are cited. There are 252
names listed.
Indices. Indices of Awards made by the Board of Commissioners to
Quiet Land Titles in the Hawaiian Islands. 1929. Territorial Office
Building, Honolulu. Star Bulletin Press.
Index of Grants. Index of all Grants and Patents Land Sales. In six
parts and tWosupplements. 1916. Honolulu: Paradise of the Pacific
Print. An index of all fee simple title grants [Royal Patent Grants]
issued from September 3, 1846 to and including February 21, 1916 (Numbers 1
to 6526).
Numerical Index. “Numerical Index of Awards” or ” of Patents” in
Indices of Awards…, 1929, pp. 855-1382; 1383-1688.
Greer Map. Richard A. Greer. 1986. Map: Original Land Awards
and Grants in Honolulu. Drawn on the Theophilus Metcalf Map of 1847 and
,showing old street names found in early land documents.
Records of the Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles
(a.k.a. Land Commission/Land Board), indexed by claim number in the Index
of Land Commission Patents (Records) (Including Index of Foreign and
Native Testimonies). Microfilms in State Archives of Hawaii, Bishop
Museum, DH-Manoa and DH-Hilo.
Abbreviations
By convention, land records are cited by page and volume number and the
abbreviations FR, Ff,NR, NT.
FR = Foreign Register: claims recorded in the English language
Ff =Foreign Testimony: testimonies of witnesses recorded in
English. As with the Foreign Register many, if not most, were
on-the-spot translations of claims and testimonies given in the
Hawaiian language.
NR =Native Register: claims recorded in Hawaiian; translations
(mainly by Frances Frazier) are part of the microfilmed land
records.
NT =Native Testimony: testimonies of witnesses recorded in Hawaiian;
translations (mainly by Sarah Nakoa) are part of the microfilmed
land records.
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3 Responses

  1. where would you be able to see indexes on royal patent grants or land grants

  2. current boundaries commission awards maui

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