Index to Deeds: 440 Marlborough

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and party wall, passageway, and building restriction 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
01Jun1994 David S. Brody Robert H. Oppenheim and Roberta A. Oppenheim, husband and wife 19108 249
19Jun1992 Paul F. Biron David S. Brody 17586 287
26Apr1990 Leonard E. Davenport, trustee, Saxe Nominee Trust (foreclosure of mortgage given to First American Bank; foreclosed by the bank and sold to Paul Biron) Paul F. Biron 16308 344
15Jul1987 Lawrence Mezoff, individually and as executor of will of Robert S. Morgan Leonard E. Davenport, trustee, Saxe Nominee Trust 13898 85
30Sep1985 Lawrence Mezoff and Robert Morgan, trustees, 440 Realty Trust Lawrence Mezoff and Robert Morgan 11936 70
18Jun1969 Lawrence Mezoff and Robert Morgan Lawrence Mezoff and Robert Morgan, trustees, 440 Realty Trust 8291 424
18Jun1969 Linda W. Dolmatch, formerly known as Linda J. Wielgus Lawrence Mezoff and Robert Morgan 8290 650
16Sep1963 S. Clifford Speed Linda J. Wielgus 7779 284
15Feb1963 Stuart H. Hastings and Joseph A. Gautreau S. Clifford Speed 7729 167
17Dec1962 Louise T. Clark Stuart H. Hastings and Joseph A. Gautreau 7706 531
21Jan1953 Louise T. Clark Louise T. Clark and Rachel B. Clark 6842 469
05Jan1953 The Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire Louise T. Clark 6842 465
10Jan1948 Charles Dolan, also known as Bertrand Charles Dolan The Order of Saint Benedict of New Hampshire 6400 122
08Jan1946 Thomas C. Dolan and Susan T. Dolan, his wife, in her own right Charles Dolan, also known as Bertrand Charles Dolan 6400 121
30Apr1936 Victor deGerard and Alexandra deGerard, his wife, in her own right Susan T. Dolan, wife of Thomas C. Dolan 5595 552
14Jan1936 Susan H. Pickering Alexandra deGerard, wife of Victor deGerard 5580 361
15May1897 Edward J. Hammond Sarah W. Pickering 2442 505
04Jan1887 George Wheatland, Jr. (lot with 22.82 foot frontage and dwelling house) Edward J. Hammond 1756 76
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
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
Agreement by owners of land on the north and south sides of Marlborough between West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and the Beacon entrance to Back Bay Park (Charlesgate East) requiring that buildings must be set back 5 feet from Marlborough except for projections as specified in Book 1588, p. 434 (20Feb1883) [which provided that steps, porticos, and other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building would be permitted in the reserved space, and bays and bows would be permitted in the reserved space subject to dimensional limitations as set forth in the deed].  This 5 foot setback requirement was modified with respect to the north side of Marlborough by a subsequent agreement dated 10Jun1885 (Book 1685, p. 433)
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
20Feb1883 Francis A. Osborn and Grenville T. W. Braman, a majority of the trustees of the Commonwealth Avenue Lands, Francis W. Palfrey, the remaining trustee, being absent from Massachusetts Grenville T. W. Braman, Henry D. Hyde, and Henry M. Whitney, trustees 1588 437