In The Life of Thomas Hooker by GEORGE LEON WALKER published 1891, there are two mentions that hand me both a puzzle and an answer.
It mentions that Hooker grew up in Marfield, near Tilton - the land of the Digbys. In fact, Thomas Hookers great-great-grandmother is cicilia Digby. She was born in 1504. She is an ansestor of Sir Everard Digby (1578-1606) - thats the answer. the question is how ;)
Sir Everard Digby was involved in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot with guy fawkes.
the other puzzle was this quote:
There were also in the Marfield family of our
Thomas's father at least four daughters, one of whom
married a "revolutionist by the name of Pymm ; "
Thomas' grandmother's name was Pymm. Susannah Pymm.
so, the burning question is: WHAT revolutionist?
thomas got his rebeling in his blood. He had to hot-foot it out of england cause he pissed off the church.