Index to Deeds: 379 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall and passageway agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through December 31, 2017.  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
08May1997 Briggs Realty Corp. Briggs Realty LLC 21402 194
30Apr1953 Francis C. Welch, F. Murray Forbes, and Henry A. Wood, Jr., executors of the will of Marshal Fabyan Briggs Realty Corporation 6864 590
01May1912 Mary F. Woods, widow of Edwin H. Woods Marshal Fabyan 3631 158
21Feb1891 Richard C. Wheelwright Mary F. Woods 1982 445
20Feb1891 Edwin H. Woods Richard C. Wainwright 1982 443
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 23.39 foot frontage on Commonwealth, composed of a 16.79 foot lot to the west and a 6.6 foot lot to the east
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
26Mar1889 Josiah B. Kendall (lot with 23.39 foot frontage) Edwin H. Woods 1868 88
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 16.79 foot frontage (eastern portion of a lot with 160.81 foot frontage)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
20Mar1889 George Wheatland, Jr. (lot with 16.79 foot frontage) Josiah B. Kendall 1867 39
20Jun1885 Henry M. Whitney (land with 160.81 foot frontage on Commonwealth and 144.73 foot frontage on Marlborough) George Wheatland, Jr. 1682 369
06Apr1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (confirmatory deed) Henry M. Whitney 1672 628
20Mar1885 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts) Henry M. Whitney 1671 41
29Nov1884 George F. Richardson, Grenville T. W. Braman, and Benjamin F. Brooks, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (confirmatory deed) Henry M. Whitney 1666 625
24Nov1882 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (foreclosure of mortgage) Henry M. Whitney 1580 257
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George F. Richardson, trustees under a bond indenture with the Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 9
Transfers of Unimproved Land: Lot with 6.6 foot frontage (western portion of a lot with 30 foot frontage)
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
12Mar1889 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (lot with 30 foot frontage) Josiah B. Kendall 1867 35
20Feb1883 Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees (Lot with 125 foot frontage on Beacon and 246.77 frontage on Massachusetts Avenue) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell 1588 434
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1495 35
01Jun1880 Dwight Foster, Gilman Collamore, and George Richardson, trustees under indenture with Boston Water Power Company dated 1Jun1874 (release) Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1495 33
01Mar1872 Boston Water Power Company Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Frank W. Andrews, trustees 1095 1
Party Wall Agreements
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
03Apr1889 Katherine H. Andrews, wife of Charles S. Andrews (owner of 381 Commonwealth) Edwin H. Woods (owner of lot at 379 Commonwealth) 1900 450
21Nov1887 Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lot at 377 Commonwealth George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of lot at 379 Commonwralth) 1839 293
Agreement with by owners of land between the south side of Marlborough and north side of Commonwealth, west of West Chester Park: (1) establishing (a) a 16 foot  wide passageway running west from Massachusetts Avenue between the lots at 424-428 Marlborough and 47-51 Massachusetts Avenue to the north and the lots at 371-377 Commonwealth to the south; (b) a 14 foot wide passageway running south from Marlborough and connecting with the 16 foot passageway; and (c) a five foot wide passageway running west from the intersection of the 16 foot wide passageway and the 14 foot wide passageway, ending at the eastern boundary of 391 Commonwealth; and (2) specifying that owners of properties on either side of 14 foot passageway (i.e., 428 Marlborough and 430 Marlborough) may “project bay windows and other similar projections at height not less than thirteen feet above the ground and not extending beyond to center of the way.”
15Mar1886 George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of land west of lots at 428 Marlborough and 377 Commonwealth) Henry Lee, H. Hollis Hunnewell, and Augustus Lowell (owners of lots at 424-428 Marlborough, 47-51 Massachusetts Avenue, and 371-377 Commonwealth 1717 17