2011 Mosher Award Recipient

The Donald Mosher Award was presented at the 2010 National Genealogical Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, for his paper “The Devon Seafaring Origins of William Byrd’s Mother’s Family: Grace (Stegge) Byrd of London, England, Thomas Segge of Westover Parish, Charles City County, Virginia, and Captain Abraham Reed of Charles City County, Virginia; Including Additional Details about His Father John Byrd’s Career as a London Goldsmith.”

The happy recipient commented that the $500 award will be applied toward completing his Ph.D on colonial immigration to Maryland and Virginia. To read more about Nathan: http://www.pricegen.com/staff2.htm.

The Mosher Award, established in 2001 by Merrill Hill Mosher, CG, in honor of her late husband, rewards scholarly research on colonial Virginia. It is administered by the BCG Education Fund. The annual deadline for submission is 31 December. Mosher Award criteria is being updated; for the latest information, contact Kathy Gunter Sullivan (sully1@carolina.rr.com).