The Gunpowder Plot Connection
John Digby owned Manor House and it is thought that the Gunpowder Plot was planned at Manor House. Everard Digby, John's brother was executed along with Guy Faulkes for his involvement.
John had a Daughter called Anna who married Thomas Swinglehurst in 1618 and the house was thought to have been given to them as a wedding gift by John Digby.
This information is explained in the article below.