Quarter Session Docket Index (1729-1872)

Record of all general criminal proceedings within the Quarter Session Courts.  The Clerk of Quarter Sessions presided over criminal proceedings and was named for the court sessions held ‘quarterly.’  Records show the name of defendant, court term, case number, crime, and fines/costs.  Records prior to 1797 may also be recorded in Road Dockets.  Quarter Session records are not available for the years 1792-1796 and 1814-1826 .  Additional records gaps are also possible even though they are indexed.  

Lancaster County Quarter Session Docket Index


 Quarter Session Docket