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The Story of Maui Royalty

Peleuli II Brought Up In Kamehamehaʻs Court


Article 47


The youngest daughter of the High-Chief Keeaumoku II and the Princess Namahana the Great was the Princess Namahana II surnamed Kekua-a-Piia. When the Prince Kaleimamahu allowed his consort, Kalakua, to wed his younger brother, Kamehameha, the latter sent the Princess Namahana II to be the consort of Kelaimamahu.

They were wed under the rites of Hoao-Wohi, and a daughter was born to them. She was the Princess Elizabeth Peleuli II. Her complete name was Kalani-Maheha-Kui-Kapu-likoliko - o-Auliamanu - Kalani-Peleuli - Kauikaiwinui-o-Piilani - Kealiiahilapalapa-I-Kuikaleiapeape.

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THIS PRINCESS was raised in the Court of Kamehameha the Great and was the foster daughter of his Queen-Consort Peleuli I. As a result of her living in the royal court many genealogists and even some of her less informed descendants have come to believe that she was really the daughter of the Conqueror.

The Princess Peleuli II was the only daughter of the Prince Kaleimamahu of Hawaii and the Princess Namahana II of Maui.

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PELEULI II married her maternal uncle, George Cox the Prince Keeaumoku III, son of Keeaumoku II and Namahana the Great. A daughter, was born of this marriage. She was Lydia the Princess Namahana III surnamed Kaleleonalani — the Flight of the Heavens—as a memorial to the deaths in England of King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu.

Namahana III married John Harold the High-Chief Kaiheekai-o-Kekuaokalani, the son of the High - Chief Hoolulu of the Kameeiamoku-Keawepoepoe branch of the royal House of Keawe. He was a grand-nephew of Keeaumoku II. The mother of the High-Chief Kaiheekai I was the Chiefess Charlotte Halaki Cox, daughter of Harold Cox, an Englishman, and the High-Chiefess Namaha of the House of Moana.

NAMAHANA III had one daughter, Miriam Elizabeth, the High-Chiefess Auhea-Kekauluohi II who married William Issac Jesse Crowningburg, a descendant of the original dukes of Konigsberg former grand masters of the great Teutonic order of knighthood.

Through his mother, the High-Chiefess Kaleimahu-a-Kaheananui, he was a great-grandson of King Kiwalao of Hawaii. The couple had two children. The eldest was William Charles Crowningburg the High-Chief Keeaumoku IV, and the younger was Lydia the High-Chiefess Keomailani.

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THE HIGH-CHIEF KEEAUMOKU IV was the senior aide-de-camp to his first cousin, King Lunalilo. He was betrothed to wed Anna the High-Chiefess Kaiulani, sister of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuoka-lani and also a foster daughter of the Princess Miriam Kekauonohi.

When this chiefess died, he instead married Lydia Kekolomoku-a-Kekuanaoa Pahau, the eldest daughter of Abraham Pahau, a nephew of Matthew Kekuanaoa and thus a cousin of the Fourth and Fifth Kamehamehas. Her mother was Mary Hale Purdy, the eldest daughter of the famed Jack Purdy family of Hawaii; she was also a descendant of the High-Chief Kameailihiwa.

THE HIGH-CHIEF KEEAUMOKU IV and Lydia Pahau had only one daughter. She was the late Miriam Elizabeth Crowninghurg Amalu the High-Chiefess Peleuli-Auliamanu III. The sanctity of the Kamehameha Dynasty and also of the Lunalilo Dynasty was vested in and inherent in this woman.

The High-Chiefess Miriam Auhea-Kekauluohi the Second married again after the unfortunate death of her husband William Crowningburg. Her second husband was Paul Kamai, a maternal uncle of the late Mrs. Otto Isenberg (Helen Manaiula Lewis) and her half-sister, Mrs. James Campbell (Abigail maipinepine later the second Mrs. Samuel Parker). Their only son, Charles Harold Kameelamoku-Kaiheekai, died as a youth.

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