There is a Church of England [http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=3257&p=3251&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true parish register collection], mostly taken from parish registers that have been transcribed and printed in books. While far from complete, it is a source that should not be overlooked when searching for a baptism, marriage or burial before 1837.
=== Court Records ===
The Chancery Court would handle various civil disputes in England and Wales. The ''Lists of Early Chancery Proceedings ''are available as the [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7919 British Chancery Records, 1386-1558]. Once you locate your ancestor, the reference provided will allow you to locate a copy of the original records found at [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm The National Archives].
=== Directories and Member Lists ===
=== Probate Records ===
Ancestry also boasts a modest collection of indexes to [http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=3257&p=3251&categoryFilterID=36&showPaging=true probate records].
Taking time to visit this site will definitely aid you in the search for your English ancestors.