James Young Kanehoa

1797– 1851

Half-brother of John Young; his father was a British sailor who became a trusted adviser to Kamehameha I after having been captured by the Hawaiians in 1790; accompanied Kamehameha II on his visit to England in 1823; member of the board appointed to quiet land titles prior to the passage of the Great Mahele in 1848; governor of Maui when GQC arrived in islands, a position previously held by both his father and half-brother; died while in office. (See Day, History Makers of Hawaii, 70; Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 1:445; GQC journal, Dec. 20–21, 28, 1850; Jan. 4, 18, Oct. 4, 1851.)