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Episode 7

A Kist o Wurds, Series 31 Episode 7 of 12

Duration:
27 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 February 2013

Liam Logan invites Kist listeners on a trip to Pennsylvania, visiting places and discovering topics connected with the Ulster-Scots, or Scots-Irish, settlers who came there in the 1700s.

  • A Kist o Wurds

    Liam Logan invites Kist listeners on a trip to Pennsylvania, visiting places and discovering topics connected with the Ulster-Scots, or Scots-Irish, settlers who came there in the 1700s.

    Charlene Boyd Kemp, President of the Scottish Society of Central Pennsylvania, discovers treasures in the State Library; hears about the notorious Paxton Boys from church historian Ronald Wickes, and uncovers evidence of a claim for £7 from the 1750s, which chased a man from Co Down all the way across the Atlantic.

    Colin Brooks finds Ulster-Scots settlers celebrated on a mural that rivals the best in Northern Ireland, and we hear that these settlers, with names like McFarland, Chambers, McCullough and Drennan, brought with them place names such as Antrim, Lisburn, Donegal and Strabane.

    This week's A Kist o Wurds was produced by Blackthorn Productions for BBC Radio Ulster. The production team were Chris Spurr and Karl Walker. For any queries about the programme, please email kist@bbc.co.uk or telephone 028 9033 8435.

  • Charlene Boyd Kemp

    Charlene Boyd Kemp

    Charlene is President of the Scottish Society of Central Pennsylvania.

  • Charlene & Ronald Wickes in historic Paxton Church

    Charlene & Ronald Wickes in historic Paxton Church

  • Paxton Church, dating from 1740

    Paxton Church, dating from 1740

  • Tablet at Paxton Church

    Tablet at Paxton Church

  • Ulster-Scots Mural at Elizabethtown, PA

    Ulster-Scots Mural at Elizabethtown, PA

  • Historian Colin Brooks

    Historian Colin Brooks

  • Spot some Ulster names on this mural detail

    Spot some Ulster names on this mural detail

  • Jeb Stuart

    Jeb Stuart

    Jeb Stuart's great-great grandfather emigrated from Londonderry in the 1820s

  • Richard Tritt of the Cumberland County Historical Society

    Richard Tritt of the Cumberland County Historical Society

  • Map of Pennsylvania from 1770

    Map of Pennsylvania from 1770

    Pick out Lisburn, Tyron, Straban, Donegal and Derry

  • Kevin Shue of Lancaster History.org

    Kevin Shue of Lancaster History.org

  • John Fraylish

    John Fraylish

    John is holding the claim from 1755 for £7 against a man from Co Down

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