Index to Deeds: 40 Hereford

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 conversion of the building 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
21Dec1978 Eugene W. Friedrich, trustee, Forty Hereford Street Trust Forty Hereford Street Condominium 9130 600
14Jun1978 MFSC, Inc. (formerly Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, Inc.) Eugene W. Friedrich, trustee, Forty Hereford Street Trust 9065 34
03Jan1949 William Karmazine, trustee, Esdith Realty Trust Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, Inc. 6488 462
15Mar1940 Phyllis A. Goodman William Karmazine, trustee, Esdith Realty Trust 5844 172
07Oct1939 (recorded 15Mar1940) Ray C. Johnson Phyllis A. Goodman 5844 164
29Sep1937 Russell G. Fessenden, David Cheever, and Henry J. Sargent, executors of and trustees under the will of Jane W. Sargent Ray C. Johnson 5690 175
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
02May1885 Julian De Cordova and Mary E. Dana De Cordova, his wife, in her own right (corner lot with 35 foot frontage on Commonwealth) Jane W. Sargent 1676 49
28May1878 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees (corner lot with 35 foot frontage on Commonwealth) Mary E. Dana De Cordova, wife of Julian De Cordova 1422 21
04Jan1877 Edwin Tufts Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees 1362 133
23Oct1876 Albert J. Fernald Edwin Tufts 1360 188
21Oct1876 David N. Skillings (foreclosure of mortgage from Nathan Matthews to David Sears, assigned to David Skillings) Albert J. Fernald 1350 250
02Jun1876 Nathan Matthews Boylston National Bank 1329 38
19Nov1875 Harvey N. Shepard Nathan Matthews 1303 207
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 agreement with respect to (a) windows inserted by 308-310 Commonwealth in the party wall with 40 Hereford, and (b) pipe constructed by 308-310 Commonwealth connecting the soil pipe at 40 Hereford to the roof of 308-310 Commonwealth for the benefit of 308-310 Commonwealth
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
24Jan1894 David L. Webster and Andrew G. Webster and Arthur Reed, trustees for the benefit of Mary Moulton Webster, Ella E. Hill, Clara E. Webster, Frances Maria Webster, and Mary Alba Webster (owners of 308-310 Commonwealth) Jane W. Sargent (owner of 40 Hereford) 2183 510
Party wall agreement with respect to the wall between 308-310 Commonwealth and 40 Hereford
Date of Deed Party One Party Two Book Page
15Nov1888 Jane W. Sargent (owner of lot at 40 Hereford) George W. Nason (owner of lot at 308-310 Commonwealth) 1850 122
Building restriction agreement by the owners of the property between the south side of Commonwealth between Gloucester and Hereford, and the north side of Newbury between Gloucester and Hereford, establishing setback requirements for Commonwealth and Newbury, and reserving land for a sixteen foot wide passageway running parallel with Commonwealth and Newbury
Date Parties Book Page
04Mar1878 Caleb H. Warner and Charles F. Smith, trustees, Edwin Pope, and Boylston National Bank 1420 282