Index to Deeds: 270 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall stipulations and building restrictions recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through December 31, 2010.  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
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
06Nov1989 Stratford Foundation (formerly Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College) Berklee College of Music, Inc. 15931 167
31May1962 Professional Building Co., Inc. Chamberlayne School and Chamberlayne Junior College 7656 392
16Apr1923 Russell S., Leavitt C. Parsons, and Allan Forbes, trustees, Commonwealth Home and Office Trust Professional Building Company, Inc. 4460 151
14Nov1922 Professional Building Co., Inc. Russell S. Codman, Leavitt C. Parsons, and Allan Forbes, trustees, Commonwealth Home and Office Trust 4415 549
12Aug1921 Charles E. Abbott Professional Building Co., Inc. 4311 540
10Aug1921 Fannie L. Randall Charles E. Abbott 4311 484
26Aug1920 Ella F. Guild; Ellen A. Goodnow; and Marietta R. Ayer, wife of Fred W. Ayer (three-fourths undivided interest) Fannie L. Randall 4248 48
26Aug1920 Charles F. Guild, trustee under the will of Henry M. Johnson (one-fourth undivided interest) Fannie L. Randall 4248 46
09Mar1918 Hazel B. Rich, individually and as trustee for the benefit of Fred W. Ayer (one-fourth undivided interest) Marietta R. Ayer, wife of Fred W. Ayer 4079 71
09Mar1918 Fred W. Ayer, individually and as executor under the will of Henry M. Johnson (one-fourth undivided interest) Hazel B. Rich 4079 69
09Mar1918 Fred W. Ayer, individually and as executor under the will of Henry M. Johnson (one-fourth undivided interest) Ellen A. Goodnow 4079 66
09Mar1918 Fred W. Ayer, individually and as executor under the will of Henry M. Johnson (one-fourth undivided interest) Ella Frances Guild 4079 64
09Mar1918 Fred W. Ayer, individually and as executor under the will of Henry M. Johnson (one-fourth undivided interest) John H. Stone, trustee under the will of Henry M. Johnson 4079 62
20Jun1901 Henry S. Mackay (foreclosure of mortgage to Ellen A. Johnson, assigned to Ellen L. Hemenway, re-assigned to Fred W. Ayer) Fred W. Ayer, executor under the will of Henry M. Johnson and administrator of the estate of Ellen M. Johnson 2767 38
31Jan1899 Henry S. Mackey (foreclosure of mortgage to Ellen A. Johnson, assigned to Ellen L. Hemenway) Ellen L. Hemenway 2854 285
22Dec1898 Henry S. Mackay (foreclosure of mortgage to Ellen A. Johnson) Henry M. Johnson, executor under the will of Ellen A. Johnson 2575 288
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
13Nov1895 Henry M. Johnson and Ellen A. Johnson, his wife, in her own right (three lots, each with a frontage of 25 feet) Henry S. Mackey 2350 373
12Apr1886 William H. Colburn and Mary F. Colburn, his wife, in her own right (eastern lot with 25 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1718 554
23Jan1886 Joseph L. Stone and Elmira A. Stone, his wife, in her own right (center lot with 25 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1709 357
23Jan1886 Spencer W. Richardson and Mary T. Richardson, his wife, in her own right (western lot with 25 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1709 355
12May1881 George D. Sargent and Adelaide J. Sargent, his wife, in her own right (eastern lot with 25 foot frontage) Mary F. Colburn, wife of William H. Colburn 1524 189
21Dec1880 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (eastern lot with 25 foot frontage) Adelaide J. Sargent, wife of George D. Sargent 1511 395
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (center lot with 25 foot frontage) Elmira A. Stone, wife of Joseph L. Stone 1473 317
20Oct1879 Grenville T. W. Braman and Susie A. Braman, his wife, in her own right (western lot with 25 foot frontage) Mary T. Richardson, wife of Spencer W. Richardson 1473 309
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard Susie A. Braman, wife of Grenville T. W. Braman 1303 157
19Nov1875 Nathan Matthews, Henry D. Hyde, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees Harvey N. Shepard 1303 157
16Oct1873 Harvey N. Shepard Nathan Matthews, Henry D. Hyde, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees 1182 271
16Oct1873 Nathan Matthews Harvey N. Shepard 1182 270
30May1873 David N. Skillings, trustee of an indenture between David N. Skillings, Charles Whitney, David Whitney, Jr., and Lawrence Barnes Nathan Matthews 1163 259
02Jan1871 Nathan Matthews David N. Skillings, trustee 1029 238
02Jan1871 David Sears, Jr., Frederick R. Sears, and Knyvet Sears Nathan Matthews 1029 233
Party Wall Stipulations included in conveyance of land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
12Apr1886 William H. Colburn and Mary F. Colburn, his wife, in her own right (eastern lot with 25 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1718 554
23Jan1886 Joseph L. Stone and Elmira A. Stone, his wife, in her own right (center lot with 25 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1709 357
23Jan1886 Spencer W. Richardson and Mary T. Richardson, his wife, in her own right (western lot with 25 foot frontage) Ellen A. Johnson, wife of Henry M. Johnson 1709 355
Building Restriction Agreements
Date Parties to the Agreement Book Page
12Jun1876 Owners of property on Commonwealth and Newbury between the land of the Commonwealth on the east, and Gloucester Street on the west: Susie A. Braman, Charles H. Mann, George B. Hyde, Asa P. Potter, N. Matthews, National Bank of Commerce, George H. Braman, Boylston National Bank of Boston, D. J. Potter 1330 300