WILL AND CODICIL

His will established a perpetual trust under the administration of three trustees to be appointed by the justices of the Hawaiian Supreme Court. King Lunalilo was the first of the large landholding ali‘i to create a charitable trust for the benefit of his people.

The purpose of the trust was to build a home to accommodate the poor, destitute, and infirmed people of Hawaiian (aboriginal) blood or extraction, with preference given to older people. The will charged the Trustees with selling all of the estate’s land to build and maintain the home.

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Life of Lunalilo

Lunalilo wanted his people to choose their next ruler in a democratic manner and requested a plebiscite to be held on New Year’s Day. The people on every island unanimously chose Lunalilo as King. Learn More [about the Life of Lunalilo]