Ali'i Bernice Pauahi Paki Bishop (1831-1884)
Will and Codicils
The original will is kept by the Hawai`i State Archives
and is handwritten
| Codicil No. 2
on ruled legal stationery that fills approximately 40 pages.
Know all Men by these Presents, That I, Bernice Pauahi Bishop,
the wife of Charles R. Bishop, of Honolulu, Island of Oahu,
Hawaiian Islands, being of sound mind and memory, but conscious
of the uncertainty of life, do make, publish and declare this
my last Will and Testament in manner following, hereby revoking
all former wills by me made:
I give and bequeath unto my namesakes, E. Bernice Bishop Dunham,
niece of my husband, now residing in San Joaquim County, California,
Bernice Parke, daughter of W. C. Parke Esq., of Honolulu,
Bernice Bishop Barnard, daughter of the late John E. Barnard
Esq. of Honolulu, Bernice Bates, daughter of Mr. Dudley C.
Bates, of San Francisco, California, Annie Pauahi Cleghorn
of Honolulu, Lilah Bernice Wodehouse, daughter of Major J.
H. Wodehouse, of Honolulu, and Pauahi Judd the daughter of
Col. Charles H. Judd of Honolulu, the sum of Two hundred Dollars
I give and bequeath unto Mrs. William F. Allen, Mrs. Amoe
Haalelea, Mrs. Antone Rosa, and Mrs. Nancy Ellis, the sum
of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.) each.
I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Caroline Bush, widow of A .W.
Bush, Mrs. Sarah Parmenter, wife of Gilbert Parmenter Mrs.
Keomailani Taylor, wife of Mr. Wray Taylor, to their sole
and separate use free from the control of their husbands,
and to Mrs. Emma Barnard, widow of the late John E Barnard
Esq. the sum of Five hundred dollars ($500.) each.
I give, devise and bequeath unto H. R. H. Liliuokalani, the
wife of Gov. John 0. Dominis, all of those tracts of land
known as the "Ahupuaa of Lumahai," situated on the Island
of Kauai, and the "Ahupuaa of Kealia", situated in South Kona
Island of Hawaii; to have and to hold for and during the term
of her natural life; and after her decease to my trustees
upon the trusts below expressed.
I give and bequeath unto Kahakuakoi (w) and Kealohapanole,
her husband, and to the survivor of them, the sum of Thirty
Dollars ($3O.) per month, (not $30. each) so long as either
of them may live. And I also devise unto them and to their
heirs of the body of either, the lot of land called "Mauna
Kamala", situated at Kapalama Honolulu; upon default of issue
the same to go to my trustees upon the trusts below expressed.
I give and bequeath unto Mrs. Kapoli Kamakau, the sum of Forty
Dollars ($4O.) per month during her life; to my servant woman
Kaia the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.) per month during her
life, and to Nakaahiki (w) the sum of Thirty Dollars ($30.)
per month during her life.
I give, devise and bequeath unto Kapaa (k) the house-lot he
now occupies, situated between Merchant and Queen Streets
in Honolulu, to have and to hold for and during the term of
his natural life; upon his decease to my trustees upon the
trusts below expressed.
I give, devise and bequeath unto Auhea (w) tile wife of Lokana
(k) the house-lot situated on the corner of Richard and Queen
Streets, now occupied by G. W. Macfarlane & Co; to have and
to hold for and during the term of her natural life; upon
her decease to my trustees upon the trusts below expressed.
I give, devise and bequeath unto my husband, Charles R. Bishop,
all of the various tracts and parcels of land situated upon
the Island of Molokai, comprising the "Molokai Ranch", and
all of the live-stock and personal property thereon; being
the same premises now under the care of R. W. Myer Esq.; and
also all of the real property wherever situated, inherited
by me from my parents, and also all of that devised to me
by my aunt Akahi, except the two lands above devised to H.
R. H. Liliuokalani for her life; and also all of my lands
at Waikiki, Oahu, situated makai of the government main road
leading to Kapiolani Park; to have and to hold together with
all tenements, hereditaments, rights, privileges and appurtenances
to the game appertaining, for and during the term of his natural
life; and upon his decease to my trustees upon the trusts
I give, devise and bequeath unto Her Majesty Emma Kaleleonalani,
Queen Dowager, as a token of my good will, all of the premises
situated upon Emma Street in said Honolulu, known as Kaakopua,
lately the residence of my cousin Keelikolani; to have and
to hold with the appurtenances for and during the term of
her natural life; and upon her decease to my trustees upon
the trusts below expressed.
I give and bequeath the sum of Five thousand Dollars ($5000.)
to be expended by my executors in repairs upon Kawaiahao Church
building in Honolulu, or in improvements upon the same-
I give and bequeath the sum of Five thousand Dollars ($5000.)
to be expended by my executors for the benefit of the Kawaiahao
Family School for Girls (now under charge of Miss Norton)
to be expended for additions either to the grounds, buildings
I give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder
of my estate real and personal, wherever situated unto the
trustees below named, their heirs and assigns forever, to
hold upon the following trusts, namely: to erect and
maintain in the Hawaiian Islands two schools, each for boarding
and day scholars, one for boys and one for girls, to be known
as, and called the Kamehameha Schools.
my trustees to expend such amount as they may deem best, not
to exceed however one-half of the fund which may come into
their hands, in the purchase of suitable premises, the erection
of school buildings, and in furnishing the same with the necessary
and appropriate fixtures furniture and apparatus.
my trustees to invest the remainder of my estate in such manner
as they may think best, and to expend the annual income in
the maintenance of said schools; meaning thereby the salaries
of teachers, the repairing buildings and other incidental
expenses; and to devote a portion of each years income to
the support and education of orphans, and others in indigent
circumstances, giving the preference to Hawaiians of pure
or part aboriginal blood; the proportion in which said annual
income is to be divided among the various objects above mentioned
to be determined solely by my said trustees they to have full
my trustees to provide first and chiefly a good education
in the common English branches, and also instruction in morals
and in such useful knowledge as may tend to make good and
industrious men and women; and I desire instruction in the
higher branches to be subsidiary to the foregoing objects.
purposes aforesaid I grant unto my said trustees full power
to lease or sell any portion of my real estate, and to reinvest
the proceeds and the balance of my estate in real estate,
or in such other manner as to my said trustees may seem best.
give unto my said trustees full power to make all such rules
and regulations as they may deem necessary for the government
of said schools and to regulate the admission of pupils, and
the same to alter, amend and publish upon a vote of a majority
of said trustees.
direct that my said trustees shall annually make a full and
complete report of all receipts and expenditures, and of the
condition of said schools to the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, or other highest judicial officer in this country;
and shall also file before him annually an inventory of the
property in their hands and how invested, and to publish the
same in some Newspaper published in said Honolulu; I also
direct my said trustees to keep said school buildings insured
in good Companies, and in case of loss to expend the amounts
recovered in replacing or repairing said buildings.
direct that the teachers of said schools shall forever be
persons of the Protestant religion, but I do not intend that
the choice should be restricted to persons of any particular
sect of Protestants.
I appoint my husband Charles R. Bishop, Samuel M. Damon, Charles
M. Hyde, Charles M. Cooke, and William 0. Smith, all of Honolulu,
to be my trustees to carry into effect the trusts above specified.
that a majority of my said trustees may act in all cases and
may convey real estate and perform all of the duties and powers
hereby conferred; but three of them at least must join in
direct that the number of my said trustees shall be kept at
five; and that vacancies shall be filled by the choice of
a majority of the Justices of the Supreme Court, the selection
to be made from persons of the Protestant religion.
In addition to the above devise to Queen Emma, I also give,
devise and bequeath to her (said Emma Kaleleonalani Queen
Dowager (sic) the Fish-pond in Kawaa, Honolulu near Oahu Prison,
called "Kawa", for and during the term of her natural life;
and after her decease to my trustees upon the trusts aforesaid.
In addition to the above devise to my husband, I also give
and bequeath to him, said Charles R. Bishop all of my personal
property of every description, including cattle at Molokai;
to have and to hold to him, his executors., administrators
and assigns forever.
I hereby nominate and appoint my husband Charles R. Bishop
and Samuel M. Damon, executors of this my will.
whereof I, said Bernice Pauahi Bishop, have hereunto set my
hand and seal this thirty-first day of October A. D. Eighteen
hundred and eighty-three.
BERNICE P. BISHOP (SEAL)
The foregoing instrument, written on eleven pages, was signed,
sealed, published and declared by said Bernice Pauahi Bishop,
as and for her last will and testament in our presence, who
at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each
other, have hereunto set our names as witnesses thereto, this
31st day of October A. D. 1883.
F. W. MACFARLANE
FRANCIS M. HATCH