Index to Deeds: 5 Gloucester

The following is an index to property transfer deeds and easements recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase through December 31, 2015.  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
15Mar1995 Elizabeth Lowrey James A. Read, Jr., and Clair J. Beard, husband and wife 20419 59
07May1993 Helen D. Venn Elizabeth Lowrey 18228 311
21Aug1952 John Hill and Audrey B. Hill, husband and wife Richard H. Venn and Helen D. Venn, husband and wife 6805 433
29Jul1948 Juliet G. Carter John Hill and Audrey B. Hill, husband and wife 6450 302
21Jun1946 Eleanor M. Collier Juliet G. Carter 6259 300
28May1938 Francis J. Fisher Eleanor M. Collier 5728 195
20Sep1937 James J. Storrow, Jr. Francis J. Fisher 5688 262
02Apr1925 George R. Shepard James J. Storrow, Jr. 4666 395
12Jul1924 Albert W. Tolman George R. Shepard 4592 429
20Jun1924 Mary L. McEnany (foreclosure of mortgage given to Francis B. Burns and assigned to Albert W. Tolman) Albert W. Tolman 4587 263
12Jul1923 Agnes B. McEnany Mary L. McEnany 4486 422
29Jun1923 Virginia Wainwright  and Howard Wainwright Agnes B. McEnany 4486 421
09Mar1915 Gardner Beals, trustee for the benefit of Grace Howard Wainwright Virginia Wainwright and Howard Wainwright 3868 102
10Jul1902 William Winslow and Mary Huntington Winslow, his wife, in her own right Gardner Beals, trustee for the benefit of Grace Howard Wainwright 2901 108
13Dec1886 J. Harris Aubin Mary Huntington Winslow, wife of William Winslow 1753 281
10Dec1886 James C. Leach, Edward H. Clarke, and Frederick C. Herrick, assignees in insolvency of the estate of John Burbank; and Arthur W. Sawyer, holder of mortgage given by John Burbank J. Harris Aubin 1753 279
01Feb1873 Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore (lot with 22 foot 6 inch frontage and dwelling house) John Burbank 1144 270
Transfers of Unimproved Land: 3-5-7 Gloucester were built on a lot with a 112 foot frontage on Gloucester and a 54 foot frontage on Marlborough.  After they were built, the owners of the houses acquired a three foot wide strip at the rear of their properties, increasing the depth (east-west) to 57 feet.
Transfer of Unimproved Land: Lot with a 112 foot frontage on Gloucester and a 54 foot frontage on Marlborough.
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Feb1873 Martin S. Hall, Joseph Sawyer, and Edward C. Wilson, trustees under the will of Joshua Stetson (lot with 54 foot frontage on Marlborough) Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore 1144 267
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 24 foot frontage) Joshua Stetson 1078 13
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot at corner of Gloucester and Marlbroough with 30 foot frontage on Marlborough) Joshua Stetson 1077 263
29Jan1866 Boston Water Power Company J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees 871 183
Transfer of Unimproved Land: 3 foot wide lot between 5 Gloucester and 323 Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 22 foot 6 inch strip of land) John Burbank 1172 105
13Feb1873 William Gaston (lot with 48 foot frontage) Samuel T. Ames 1146 167
05Jun1869 Charles U. Cotting (lot with 48 foot frontage) William Gaston 968 33
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 24 foot frontage) Charles U. Cotting 878 11
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 24 foot frontage) Charles U. Cotting 878 9
29Jan1866 Boston Water Power Company J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees 871 183
Easement: The original deeds for the houses at 3-5 Gloucester included a three foot wide easement at the rear (east boundary) to provide passage and drainage to the alley for 3-5-7 Gloucester.  On August 1, 1873, after the houses were built, the owners acquired an additional three foot strip to the east, which also included an easement for passage and drainage, creating a six foot wide easement.  On the same day, the owners agreed to eliminate the earlier easement so that the passageway would be three feet wide at the eastern boundary of their property.
Agreement by owners of 3-5-7 Gloucester to reduce easement from 6 to 3 feet in width
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
01Aug1873 James B. Ames (owner of 7 Gloucester) John Burbank (owner of 5 Gloucester) Frederick H. Moore and James H. Reed (owners of 3 Gloucester) 1184 232
Transfers of three foot strip of land between 3-5-7 Gloucester and 323 Marlborough with three foot easement at 3-5 Gloucester to provide passage and drainage to the alley for 3-5-7 Gloucester
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 40 foot strip of land at 3 Gloucester) Frederic H. Moore and James H. Reed 1172 105
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 22 foot 6 inch strip of land at 5 Gloucester) John Burbank 1172 105
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 49 foot 6 inch strip of land at 7 Gloucester) James B. Ames 1172 104
Transfers of land and buildings with three foot easement at rear (east boundary) of 3-5 Gloucester to provide passage and drainage to the alley for 3-5-7 Gloucester
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
28Sep1874 Frederic H. Moore (one-half undivided interest, lot with 40 foot frontage and dwelling house at 3 Gloucester) James H. Reed 1310 62
23Jul1873 Samuel T. Ames (one-half undivided interest, lot with 40 foot frontage and dwelling house at 3 Gloucester) James H. Reed 1169 314
01Feb1873 Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore (lot with 22 foot 6 inch frontage and dwelling house at 5 Gloucester) John Burbank 1144 270
01Feb1873 Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore (lot with 49 foot 6 inch frontage and dwelling house at 7 Gloucester) James Barr Ames 1144 269