Index to Deeds: 260 Clarendon (99-107 Commonwealth)

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until the land was taken by the City of Boston for use as a public park.  Mortgages, trust agreements, and other similar recorded documents are not included.  This index is intended as a guide only; actual deeds should be reviewed for details.

Transfers of land and buildings at 260 Clarendon (99 Commonwealth) and 107 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
11Sep1975 Clarendon Development Corporation (99-107 Commonwealth; taking of land for use as public park) City of Boston 8817 574
12Jul1974 Bernard H. Rotberg (tax taking) City of Boston 8729 243
28Dec1971 Robert Leventhal and Norman B. Leventhal Bernard H. Rotberg 8501 618
14Nov1968 Guthor, Inc. Robert Leventhal and Norman B. Leventhal 8290 227
22Jan1962 Beatrice M. Coulter Guthor, Inc. 7662 425
19Jan1962 Clarendon Development Corporation Beatrice M. Coulter 7620 583
31Jul1958 Jacob J. Shubert, John Shubert, and Isabel Porter, trustees, Hotel Hamilton Trust Clarendon Development Corporation 7341 551
Transfers of land and buildings at 107 Commonwealth
08Mar1955 260 Clarendon Street, Inc. Jacob J. Shubert,  John Shubert, and Isabel Porter, trustees, Hotel Hamilton Trust 7040 70
09Nov1950 Jacob J. Shubert 260 Clarendon Street, Inc. 6664 212
14Nov1945 City of Boston (tax taking; sale at public auction) Jacob J. Shubert 6187 346
28Feb1939 Sylvia Marcus John J. Croke 5773 332
27Jul1937 Allan Forbes, executor of the will of James Murray Forbes Sylvia Marcus 5680 353
Transfers of land and buildings at 260 Clarendon (99 Commonwealth), including portion of lot at 107 Commonwealth acquired through subdivision in 1879
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
24Mar1924 Mary C. Wheelwright George E. Cabot, Norman W. Cabot, and F. Murray Forbes, trustees Hotel Hamilton Trust 4560 444
12Feb1914 John Noble, executor of the will of Mary G. Loring (one-half undivided interest) Sarah C. Wheelwright, widow of Andrew C. Wheelwright 3789 346
28Feb1905 Henry B. Williams (one-half undivided interest) Andrew C. Wheelwright 3025 567
01Aug1899 Henry B. Williams and Susan S. Williams, his wife, in her own right (one-half undivided interest) Ellen B. Williams, to the use of Henry B. Williams 2637 180
01Jul1890 Francis William Loring (one-half undivided interest) Mary G. Loring 1957 401
22Dec1884 (recorded 28Apr1897) Ellen B. Williams (one-half undivided interest) Henry Bigelow Williams 2436 415
04Mar1884 Henry B. Williams and Susan S. Williams, in her own right (one-half undivided interest) Ellen B. Williams 1663 47
Subdivision of unimproved land at 107 Commonwealth between 260 Clarendon (99 Commonwealth) and 107 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
03Feb1879 Henry Bigelow Williams, Susan S. Williams. wife of Henry B. Williams, in her own right, and Francis W. Loring (irregular lot with 46 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 30 foot frontage on alley) J. Murray Forbes 1448 177
03Feb1879 Henry B. Williams and Francis W. Loring (foreclosure of mortgage given by Henry B. Williams and Francis W. Loring to Francis E. Parker, trustee, assigned to J. Murray Forbes) J. Murray Forbes 1447 22
31Jan1879 J. Murray Forbes (release of lien of mortgage portion of lot at 107 Marlborough; released portion is an irregular lot with 16 foot frontage on alley, and 82 feet 6 inches at its deepest point on the east) Susan S. Williams, wife of Henry Bigelow Williams, and Francis W. Loring 1448 179
Transfers of land and buildings at 260 Clarendon (99 Commonwealth) with 70 foot frontage on Commonwealth and of unimproved lot at 107 Commonwealth with 46 foot frontage
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Jan1879 John C. Ropes, George Whitney, and Moses Williams, Jr., trustees under an indenture with Henry B. Williams and his creditors (one-half undivided interest) Susan S. Williams, wife of Henry B. Williams 1448 177
15Jun1878 Henry B. Williams creditors (one-half undivided interest) John C. Ropes, George Whitney, and Moses Williams, Jr., trustees under an indenture with Henry B. Williams and his creditors 1429 97
23Mar1876 Henry Bigelow Williams (one-half undivided interest) Susan S. McBurney 1319 15
Transfers of unimproved lot at 107 Commonwealth with 46 foot frontage on Commonwealth
22Jul1871 Charles Thorndike (lot with 46 foot frontage) Henry Bigelow Williams and Francis William Loring 1062 29
13Jun1865 (recorded 19May1871) Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 28 foot frontage) Charles Thorndike 1050 62
13Jun1865 (recorded 1Mar1869) Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 28 foot frontage) Charles Thorndike 953 66
Transfer of land and buildings at 260 Clarendon (99 Commonwealth) with 70 foot frontage on Commonwealth.
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
29Dec1870 Robert H. Bancroft Francis W. Loring and Henry Bigelow Williams 1029 166
Transfers of unimproved land at 260 Clarendon (99 Commonwealth) with 70 foot frontage on Commonwealth.
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Mar1869 Enoch Redington Mudge lot with 60 foot frontage) Robert H. Bancroft, Francis William Loring, and Henry Bigelow Williams 954 55
01Mar1869 Charles Thorndike (lot with 10 foot frontage) Francis W.  Loring, Robert H. Bancroft, and Henry Bigelow Williams 953 68
31Oct1866 (recorded 8Mar1869) Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 28 foot frontage) Enoch R. Mudge 954 2
31Oct1866  (recorded 8Mar1869) Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 32 foot frontage) Enoch R. Mudge 954 1
13Jun1865 (recorded 1Mar1869) Commonwealth of Massachusetts (lot with 28 foot frontage) Charles Thorndike 953 66
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
03Feb1879 Henry B. Williams and Francis W. Loring (owners of 99 Commonwealth) J. Murray Forbes (owner of lot at 107 Marlborough) 1448 181
15May1871 Henry Whitwell (owner of lot at 109 Commonwealth) Charles Thorndike (owner of lot at 107 Commonwealth) 1050 65
Agreement that (1) no stable of any kind will be built behind 107 Commonwealth and any building built at 107 Commonwealth will be no more than three stories plus a basement; and (2) a land between 99 Commonwealth and 107 Commonwealth with a frontage of 10 feet on Commonwealth and an eastern depth of 58 feet will be kept open and not be built upon.
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
03Feb1879 Henry B. Williams, Susan S. Williams, wife of Henry B. Williams, in her own right, and Francis W. Loring (owners of 99 Commownealth) J. Murray Forbes (owner of 107 Commonwealth) he Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston, James T. Eldredge as trustee of Frank O. Eldredge, Samuel W. Swett, and Susan S. Williams (holders of  mortgages on 99 Commonwealth) 1448 179