Deed for Puuloa, 1849

Below is the deed conveying Puuloa from M. Kekauonohi to Isaac Montgomery in 1849.

Know all men by these presents, that I Kekauonohi of Honolulu, Island Oahu, for and in consideration of the sum of Eleven thousand dollars, to me this day paid in hand by Isaac Montgomery also of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, do grant, bargain, sell, and by these presents convey unto him, the said Isaac Montgomery forever, all that tract, lot of land situate in Island of Oahu, aforesaid, and described as follows:

Commencing at mauka North Corner or Point of this land at place called Lae Kekaa at bend of Pearl River, makai side, taking in three fish ponds called Pamoku, Okiokialipi and Pakule to open sea; thence following along edge of sea (reserving all the reef in front) to end of stone wall by sea in land called Kupaka, at the makai west corner of this land; thence running N. 25° E. 282 direct to place of Commencement – Including an area of acres 2244. As the plot hereto annexed.1

To have and to hold the above conveyed premises and all the tenements, and hereditaments, situate there on with this my Covenant of warranty and lawful seizure unto the said Isaac Montgomery, his heirs, Executors, administrators, and assigns forever.

In witness whereof, the said party Kekauonohi has hereunto set her hand and seal at Honolulu this 7th day of September, 1849.

(sig) M. Kekauonohi (her seal)

Executed in presence of (Sig.) Frank Manini

Personally appeared before me M. Kekauonohi party to the forgoing Instrument and acknowledged that she had executed the same for the terms and purposes therein set forth.

(Sig) John R. Jasper Registrar of Conveyances.

Recorded & Compared this 4th day of November A.D. 18542

1Plot plan not available in Bureau collections. See Registered Map No. 77.

2Liber 4, p. 41–42, September 7, 1849.

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This index includes several of the primary records of conveyance of lands in Honouliuli Ahupuaa. The major focus is on the larger tracts of land which were subsequently developed into saltworks, ranching, plantation, and military operations. Several of the conveyances also provide samples of how and when native tenant kuleana were transferred to larger landowner shares. For lands of the Hoakalei preservation sites and lagoon area, only the large ahupuaa conveyance deeds cover transfer of title as no small parcels were held in fee by individuals.