These are registers of all persons charged with indictable offences in England and Wales.
The original registers are held at TNA, and can be searched online at Ancestry. This is a subscription website, but can be accessed free of charge at NRO, Norfolk Heritage Centre (NHC) and King’s Lynn Borough Archives.
The information given in the registers may include:
The registers are useful in identifying the court which heard the case, so that you can look for any surviving court records.
These contain accounts of trials at both the assizes and quarter sessions.
They are available for consultation on microfilm in the NHC.