Index to Deeds: 391 Commonwealth

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall, use, passageway, and building restriction agreements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase until conversion of the property into condominium units.  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
26May1983 Dorothy F. Wirth and Susan F. DeAngelis, trustees, 391 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 391 Commonwealth Condominium 10371 93
20May1983 Charles W. Lundberg and Anna Sussman, executors of the will of Ethel C. Dunlop (confirmatory deed) Dorothy F. Wirth and Susan F. DeAngelis, trustees, 391 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 10371 83
28Sep1982 Charles W. Lundberg and Anna Sussman, executors of the will of Ethel C. Dunlop Dorothy F. Wirth and Susan F. DeAngelis, trustees, 391 Commonwealth Avenue Realty Trust 10088 226
26Sep1961 Gerald T. Dugan and Katherine K. Dugan, husband and wife Ethel C. Dunlop 7592 232
05Nov1957 Jean D. Toohey Gerald T. Dugan and Katherine K. Dugan, husband and wife 7278 103
31Aug1953 Elizabeth Joyce Broderick Jean D. Toohey 6895 516
09Oct1944 Ethel Hackel Elizabeth Joyce Broderick 6120 126
03Oct1944 William Amory Parker Ethel Hackel 6120 125
27Jul1944 Harriet A. Parker, widow of Francis S. Parker William Amory Parker 6108 319
01Feb1911 Josephine M. Dexter Harriet A. Parker, wife of Francis S. Parker 3515 88
10Aug1908 Francis I. Amory, trustee for Ellen S. Anderson under the will of William Amory Josephine M. Dexter 3300 528
20Feb1896 Francis Peabody, Jr., and Rosamond L. Peabody, his wife, in her own right Francis I. Amory, trustee for Ellen S. Anderson under the will of William Amory 2341 505
16Sep1889 Josiah B. Kendall Rosamond L. Peabody, wife of Francis L. Peabody 1897 585
07Jan1889 George Wheatland, Jr. (lot with 24.02 foot frontage and dwelling house) Josiah B. Kendall 1857 83
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
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 A. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 6
01Jun1880 Boston Water Power Company Francis A. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands 1495 9
Building restriction included in land transfer deed specifying that no building may be erected on the premises the depth of which is any greater than the current building at 391 Commonwealth, and that no fence or wall shall ever be erected that is “higher than that now maintained” between 391 Commonwealth and 393 Commonwealth without the written consent of the owner of 393 Commonwealth.
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Feb1911 Josephine M. Dexter (seller of 391 Commonwealth and owner of 393 Commonwealth) Harriet A. Parker, wife of Francis S. Parker (purchaser of 391 Commonwealth) 3515 88
Party wall agreement
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
01Sep1885 Francis W. Palfrey, Francis A. Osborn, and Grenville T. W. Braman, trustees of Commonwealth Avenue Lands (owners of lot at 393 Commonwealth) George Wheatland, Jr. (owner of lot at 391 Commonwealth and 440 Marlborough) 1701 257
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