Index to Deeds: 8 Gloucester

The following is an index to property transfer deeds, party wall stipulations, building restrictions, easements 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
29Jun1978 Jack E. Molesworth (confirmatory deed, correcting omissions in Book 8654, p. 498) Niceno Mastrobuono and Robert W. Zimmerman, trustees, Eight Gloucester Street Realty Trust 9069 699
12Oct1973 Niceno Mastrobuono and Robert M. Zimmerman, trustees, Eight Gloucester Street Realty Trust Eight Gloucester Street Condominium 8671 676
23Aug1973 Jack E. Molesworth Niceno Mastrobuono, trustee, Eight Gloucester Realty Trust 8654 498
01Aug1963 Lister Realty Corporation Jack E. Molesworth 7766 593
02Apr1962 Gordon K. MacKay Lister Realty Corporation 7635 266
02Apr1962 Marjorie V. Mabrey and F. Murray Forbes, Jr., trustees, The Birdge Trust Gordon L. MacKay 7635 263
01Jun1960 David Ginsberg Marjorie V. Mabrey and F. Murray Forbes, Jr., trustees, The Bridge Trust 7480 512
29May1958 Thomas J. Diab David Ginsberg 7314 355
22Dec1955 George P. Davis, trustee, Mildred Elizabeth Hollander Indenture of Trust Mildred Elizabeth Hollander to the use of Thomas J. Diab 7118 406
29Dec1954 Mildred Elizabeth Hollander (8 Gloucester) George P. Davis, trustee, Mildred Elizabeth Hollander Indenture of Trust 7034 157
01May1945 Aaron Smith (6-8 Gloucester) Mildred Elizabeth Hollander, wife of Charles M. Hollander 6150 389
30Apr1945 Caleb Loring and George Putnam, trustees for the benefit of Elfrida Clarke, Katharine R. Reeve, George Putnam, Katharine L. Bundy, Roger L. Putnam, and Augustus Loring Putnam, legatees and devisees of Abbott Lawrence Lowell (6-8 Gloucester) Aaron Smith 6150 387
28Feb1944 (recorded 1May1945) Elfrida Clarke (6-8 Gloucester) Caleb Loring and George Putnam, trustees for the benefit of Elfrida Clarke, Katharine R. Reeve, George Putnam, Katharine L. Bundy, Roger L. Putnam, and Augustus Loring Putnam, legatees and devisees of Abbott Lawrence Lowell 6150 386
28Feb1944 Katharine R. Reeve (sometimes called Katherine L. Reeve), George Putnam, Katharine L. Bundy (sometimes called Katherine Putnam Bundy), Roger L. Putnam, and Augustus L. Putnam (6-8 Gloucester) Caleb Loring and George Putnam, trustees for the benefit of Elfrida Clarke, Katharine R. Reeve, George Putnam, Katharine L. Bundy, Roger L. Putnam, and Augustus Loring Putnam, legatees and devisees of Abbott Lawrence Lowell 6096 305
01Apr1927 Richard deB. Boardman, successor trustee, Gloucester Trust (6-8 Gloucester) A. Lawrence Lowell 4885 454
25Jan1912 George A. P. H. Duncan and Francis C. Welch, executors of and trustees under the will of Laura Duncan, sometimes known as Laura S. Duncan (8 Gloucester) Frederick L. Dabney, trustee, Gloucester Trust 3605 203
13Dec1879 Sarah H. Blanchard (five-sevenths undivided interest) Laura S. Blanchard, wife of John A. Blanchard 1861 458
10Dec1879 George W. W. Dove; Isabella Dove; Helen C. Dove; Francis H. Johnson and Mary A. Johnson, his wife, in her own right; John A. Blanchard and his wife, Laura S. Blanchard, his wife, in her own right; and William P. Walley and Clara L. Walley, his wife, in her own right Sarah H. Blanchard 1861 456
01Feb1876 John Dove (two-sevenths undivided interest) Laura S. Blanchard, wife of John A. Blanchard 1316 290
15Jun1872 Henry C. Wainwright (lot with 57.99 foot frontage on Gloucester and dwelling house) John Dove 1112 226
Transfers of Unimproved Land
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
23May1871 George W. Pratt (lot with 112 foot frontage on Gloucester and 70 foot frontage on Marlborough) Henry C. Wainwright 1050 305
24Apr1868 Robert M. Pratt (lot with 375 foot frontage) George W. Pratt 943 88
20Feb1863 Boston Water Power Company (lot with 375 foot frontage) Robert M. Pratt 826 89
Party wall stipulations included in land transfer deed
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
22Jan1946 Mildred Elizabeth Hollander, wife of Charles M. Hollander (seller of 6 Gloucester and owner of 8 Gloucester) Ethel M. Lowd (purchaser of 6 Gloucester) 6199 290
Easements and building restrictions included in land transfer deed: (1) No building shall be erected, placed, or maintained at 6 Gloucester that is of a height greater than the present building (that being four stories above the street); (2) no building at 6 Gloucester shall be used for any purpose other than dwelling house purposes; (3) 8 Gloucester reserves an easement of light and air permitting the maintenance of windows overlooking 6 Gloucester above the height of the present building at 6 Gloucester; (4) 8 Gloucester reserves the right to retain any cornices or other projections now projecting over 6 Gloucester; and (5) 8 Gloucester reserves the right of drainage over the rear of 6 Gloucester as set forth in Book 1095
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
22Jan1946 Mildred Elizabeth Hollander, wife of Charles M. Hollander (seller of 6 Gloucester and owner of 8 Gloucester) Ethel M. Lowd (purchaser of 6 Gloucester) 6199 290
Agreement that (a) a cornice, coping, or eave of 6 Gloucester which extends over the property of 4 Gloucester may be removed by the owner of 4 Gloucester if 4 Gloucester is being altered in a manner that requires such removal, provided that the removal and any associated repairs to the roof of 6 Gloucester shall be paid by the owner of 4 Gloucester; and (b) a drain from 6 Gloucester that crosses the rear yard of 4 Gloucester but is not within the four foot passageway provided for that purpose shall be removed by the owner of 6 Gloucester upon the request of the owner of 4 Gloucester, provided that the owner of 6 Gloucester shall retain the right to use the four foot easement for such drainage
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
03May1893 Richard M. Hodges (owner of 6 Gloucester) Clara L. Walley (owner of 4 Gloucester) 2126 597
Agreement that (a) a cornice, coping, or eave of 6 Gloucester which extends over the property of 8 Gloucester may be removed by the owner of 8 Gloucester if 8 Gloucester is being altered in a manner that requires such removal, provided that the removal and any associated repairs to the roof of 6 Gloucester shall be paid by the owner of 8 Gloucester; and (b) a drain from 8 Gloucester that crosses the rear yard of 6 Gloucester but is not within the four foot passageway provided for that purpose shall be removed by the owner of 8 Gloucester upon the request of the owner of 6 Gloucester, provided that the owner of 8 Gloucester shall retain the right to use the four foot easement for such drainage
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
06May1893 Charles A. Morss, Jr. (owner of 6 Gloucester) Laura S. Duncan, wife of George A. P. H. Duncan (owner of 8 Gloucester) 2158 6
Easement in land transfer deeds providing a four foot wide strip at the western boundaries of 4 Gloucester and 6 Gloucester to provide for passage to the alley from 4-6 Gloucester and drainage to the alley from 4-6-8 Gloucester
Date Grantor Grantee Book Page
21Apr1873 Henry C. Wainwright (seller of 4 Gloucester) Georgia H. Smith, wife of J. Granville Smith (purchaser of 4 Gloucester) 1165 50
15Jun1872 Henry C. Wainwright (seller of 8 Gloucester) John Dove (purchaser of 8 Gloucester) 1112 226
01Mar1872 Henry C. Wainwright (seller of 6 Gloucester) Charles McBurney (purchaser of 6 Gloucester) 1095 41