That some of the abducted children refused to be ransomed was interesting enough for me!
But then i happened to notice something that surprised me even more! Through some of those children, such as
Abigail Nims https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nims-26
Josiah Rising https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Raizenne-8
Sarah Allen https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Allen-4373
there are dozens of cousinships with US Presidents.
And British PMs: Abigail is 5C6R from Winston Churchill. One of these kids is related to Alexander Douglas-Home.
And there are also connections with Magna Carta Sureties. Sarah is descended from one of them.
Sarah even seems to be a direct descendant from William the Conqueror and his son Henry I, and also on another line from William's sister as well. She might have several lines back to Charlemagne.
Maybe some of the children are Mayflower descendants....that would be an interesting discovery for our French Canadian families!
Has this all been discussed somewhere already? I'd rather read about it than poke around with the relationship finder...