2 Connected Histories
Here you can search a vast number of websites with 17th century content, some free some with a fee. These include British History Online, British Newspapers 1600-1900 and London Lives 1690-1800. The latter has all kinds of material relating to the Old Poor Law, while British History Online has a wide range of digitised volumes including Victoria County History. The homepage date slider means you can explore resources by blocks of 25 years. Isolating 1600 to 1700 and doing a person search by ‘Scott’, for example, resulted in multiple hits including an MP biography from history ofparliamentonline.org.