Online Services Government
  • Departments
  • Commissioners Court
  • Elected Officials
  • Courts
  • Justice of the Peace Courts
  • Constables
  • Residents Visitors Business Employment

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers - Criminal Records, 1876-1940

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the age and complexity of the original material, these linked scrapbook PDFs are made up of scanned images. If you need assistance accessing the content in one of the documents, please contact Archivist Dawn Youngblood at 817-884-3272.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County Convict Records, Volumes 1-4

    1887-1895

    Convict records that list names of convicts, personal descriptions, conviction charges and a list of fees owed by the convict. Some of the records include general remarks on the case and names of judges. These records also include scans of triplicate warrants issued by the Tarrant County Treasurer. 1,618 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume to search for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County Convict Records, Volumes 5-8

    1894-1904

    Convict records that list names of convicts, personal descriptions, conviction charges and a list of fees owed by the convict. Some of the records include general remarks on the case and names of judges. These records also include scans of triplicate warrants issued by the Tarrant County Treasurer. 2,009 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume to search for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County Convict Records, Volumes 9-12

    1904-1911

    Convict records that list names of convicts, personal descriptions, conviction charges and a list of fees owed by the convict. Some of the records include general remarks on the case and names of judges. These records also include scans of triplicate warrants issued by the Tarrant County Treasurer. 2,381 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume to search for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County Convict Records, Volumes 13-16

    1911-1916

    Convict records that list names of convicts, personal descriptions, conviction charges and a list of fees owed by the convict. Some of the records include general remarks on the case and names of judges. These records also include scans of triplicate warrants issued by the Tarrant County Treasurer. 2,687 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume to search for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County Record of Convict, Volume A and Volumes 2-3

    1890-1897

    Convict records that list names of convicts, conviction charges, sentences and fees owed by the convict. The volumes in this ledger are not in chronological order by date. Volume A covers 1890-1894, Volume 2 covers 1894-1897, and Volume 3 covers 1892-1894. 1,010 pages.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County, Criminal Docket, Volumes 1-2, 4-6

    1876-1885

    Criminal Docket records for Tarrant County include the file docket number, the name of the case and the defendant, the name of the defendant's attorney, a list of offenses and, occasionally, names of witnesses. 2,367 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County, Criminal Docket, Volumes 7-10

    1885-1887

    Criminal Docket records for Tarrant County include the file docket number, the name of the case and the defendant, the name of the defendant's attorney, a list of offenses and, occasionally, names of witnesses. 2,126 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County, Criminal Docket, Volumes 11-15

    1888-1891

    Criminal Docket records for Tarrant County include the file docket number, the name of the case and the defendant, the name of the defendant's attorney, a list of offenses and, occasionally, names of witnesses. 2,811 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County, Criminal Docket, Volumes 16-19

    1892-1893

    Criminal Docket records for Tarrant County include the file docket number, the name of the case and the defendant, the name of the defendant's attorney, a list of offenses and, occasionally, names of witnesses. 2,361 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledgers cover

    Tarrant County, Criminal Docket, Volumes 20-25

    1894-1896

    Criminal Docket records for Tarrant County include the file docket number, the name of the case and the defendant, the name of the defendant's attorney, a list of offenses and, occasionally, names of witnesses. 4,346 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Index to Criminal Minutes, Volumes 2-4

    1893-1916

    The Index to Criminal Minutes contains case numbers, names of defendants, and lists the volume and page number in which you can find the criminal minutes. This document can be used to as a search tool for the Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes 6-18 listed below. 711 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes 6-9

    1886-1892

    Criminal Minutes from Tarrant County Court. Volumes contain the name of the defendant, the case number, the criminal charge, and the date. These records also detail whether the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty and the verdict of the jury. 2,587 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes 10-13

    1892-1909

    Criminal Minutes from Tarrant County Court. Volumes contain the name of the defendant, the case number, the criminal charge, and the date. These records also detail whether the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty and the verdict of the jury. 2,543 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes 13A, 13B, 14-15

    1895-1926

    Criminal Minutes from Tarrant County Court. Volumes contain the name of the defendant, the case number, the criminal charge, and the date. These records also detail whether the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty and the verdict of the jury. 2,462 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes 16-18

    1909-1940

    Criminal Minutes from Tarrant County Court. Volumes contain the name of the defendant, the case number, the criminal charge, and the date. These records also detail whether the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty and the verdict of the jury. 2,191 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes A-D

    1893-1902

    Criminal Minutes from Tarrant County Court. Volumes contain the name of the defendant, the case number, the criminal charge, and the date. These records also detail whether the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty and the verdict of the jury. 2,567 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Criminal Minutes, Volumes E-I

    1902-1919

    Criminal Minutes from Tarrant County Court. Volumes contain the name of the defendant, the case number, the criminal charge, and the date. These records also detail whether the defendant pleaded guilty or not guilty and the verdict of the jury. 3,205 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Execution Docket, Volumes 5-8

    1893-1913

    The Execution Docket contains case numbers, names of parties involved in each case, date of judgment, and volume number and page number in criminal minutes book. It also includes the amount of judgment, amount due on judgment, amount of costs to whom those amounts were issued and date of issue. In addition, there are handwritten notes by officers that contain further details on certain cases. 2,118 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Tarrant County, Execution Docket, Volumes 9-12

    1902-1914

    The Execution Docket contains case numbers, names of parties involved in each case, date of judgment, and volume number and page number in criminal minutes book. It also includes the amount of judgment, amount due on judgment, amount of costs to whom those amounts were issued and date of issue. In addition, there are handwritten notes by officers that contain further details on certain cases. 1,838 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Record of Convict Labor in Tarrant County

    1885-1894

    The record of convict labor contains information on how convicts were employed. Information includes convict number and name, the court they were sentenced in and the term they were sentenced to, date of contract, the type of labor they were assigned to, names of parties hiring, time employed in price of labor, dates of payments, and amounts of payments. At the beginning of the document is an index of all of the names in alphabetical order with corresponding page numbers. 219 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable. Please use the alphabetized index at the start of each volume for names of convicts and corresponding page numbers.

    Tarrant County Historic Ledger

    Register of Prisoners in the Tarrant County Jail

    1905-1907

    The register of prisoners for the Tarrant County Jail contains information such as the date of confinement, prisoner number and name, charges, race, how the prisoner was disposed of and in what court, as well as a field for additional remarks. 282 pages.

     

    Note: This document contains handwritten fields that are not text searchable.

    TARRANT COUNTY, TEXAS



    County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111

    Tarrant County provides the information contained in this web site as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure that information provided is correct. However, in any case where legal reliance on information contained in these pages is required, the official records of Tarrant County should be consulted. Tarrant County is not responsible for the content of, nor endorses any site which has a link from the Tarrant County web site.

    This site is best experienced with supported browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and above, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. If you use an older or unsupported browser, you might notice that some features do not function properly. Click the browser name above to learn more about the recommended browsers.

    County Seal

    100 E. Weatherford, Fort Worth, Texas 76196