In 1848, as a result of the Mahele, all land in the Hawaiian Kingdom was placed in three categories:  Crown Lands (for the preservation of the crown), Government Lands and Kuleana Lands.  

Native Hawaiian people were granted the opportunity to acquire their own parcels of land through the Mahele. Foreigners were also granted the right to own land in 1850, provided they had sworn an oath of loyalty to the Hawaiian Monarch.  In order to receive an award from the Land Commission, the Hoaʻaina (native Hawaiian people) were required to prove that they cultivated the land for a living.  Once a claim was confirmed, a survey was required before the Land Commission was authorized to issue any award.

 

The lands awarded to the Hoaʻaina became known as “Kuleana Lands.” All of the claims and awards (Land Commission Awards or L.C.A.) were numbered.   Royal Patents (R.P.) were given to validate the final process of the Land Commission (L.C.) claim records. The Royal Patents (R.P) legally proved that the land claimant had either paid the commutation fee for the Award, or the Privy Council or legislature had waived the fee, and the Hawaiian Kingdom Government had relinquished its interest in the property. 

 

The L.C.A. numbers remain in use today to identify the original owner grantee of lands throughout Hawaiʻi. 

Hereditary Claims
His Majesty
King Kamehameha III
Mahele Book
You are welcome search the links below to learn if your ancestors have been granted land by the Mahele by His Majesty King Kamehameha III and if they have received their Land Commission Award (L.C.A.) and Royal Patent (R.P.).
Hawaiʻi Island L.C.A.
Hawaii Districts
Hamakua
Hilo
Lands
Kaʻu
Lands
Kona
Lands
N. Kohala
Lands
S. Kohala
Lands
Puna
Lands
Kauaʻi Island L.C.A
Kauai
Districts
Halelea
Lands
Kauai Kona
Lands
Kauai Koolau
Lands
Kauai Puna
Lands
Lanai Island L.C.A.
Lanai
Districts
Lanai
Lands
Maui Island L.C.A.
Maui
Districts
Hamakualoa
Lands
Hamakuapoko
Lands
Hana
Lands
Honuaʻula
Lands
Kaʻanapali
Lands
Kahikinui
Lands
Kahakuloa
Lands
Kaupo
Lands
Kipahulu
Lands
Maui Koolau
Lands
Kula
Lands
Lahaina
Lands
Olowalu
Lands
Ukumehame
Lands
Waiehu
Lands
Waiheʻe
Lands
Waikapu
Lands
Wailuku
Lands
Molokaʻi Island L.C.A.
Niʻihau Island L.C.A.
Molokaʻi
Districts
Molokaʻi
Lands
Niʻihau
Lands
Oʻahu Island L.C.A.
Oʻahu
Districts
Oʻahu Kona
Lands
Oʻahu Kona
Lands
Ewa
Lands
Koʻolauloa
Lands
Koʻolaupoko
Lands
Waialua
Lands
Waiʻanae
Lands
Royal Patent Numbers
Royal Patent
1-872
Royal Patent
873-1375
Royal Patent
1376-2087
Royal Patent
2088-2661
Royal Patent
2662-3467
Royal Patent
3468-4028
Royal Patent
4029-4763
Royal Patent
4764-5374
Royal Patent
5375-6379
Royal Patent
6380-7509
Royal Patent
7510-8108
Royal Patent
8109-8269
Royal Patent
8270-8432
Land Commission Award Numbers
LCA
1-71
LCA
71FL-217B
LCA
218-303
LCA
303-490
LCA
491-638
LCA
639-782
LCA
783-901
LCA
902-1273B
LCA
1274-1599
LCA
1600-1867
LCA
1868-2193
LCA
2194-2399
LCA
2400-2735
LCA
2736-3008
LCA
3009-3336
LCA
3337-3540
LCA
3541-3614
LCA
3615-3831
LCA
3832-4067E
LCA
4067F-4205
LCA
4206-4440C
LCA
4440D-4688
LCA
4689-4799
LCA
4800-5289
LCA
5290-5795
LCA
5796-6388
LCA
6389-7016
LCA
7016B-7709
LCA
7710-8241
LCA
8241U-8310
LCA
8311-8912
LCA
8913-9593
LCA
9594-10259
LCA
10260-11003
LCA
11003-11309
Crown, Government
& Fort Lands
Principles-Board of Commissioners to
 Quiet Land Title
in Hawaiian
Land Titles
 of Konohiki
Certain Crown
 Lands
Unawarded
 Lands
Lands Surrendered
 For Commutation
Act To 
 Relief Konohiki
Mahele
 Awards
Lands of the
 Ali'i & Chiefs
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