The CAPTAIN KENNEDYS of 

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CAPTAIN

KENNEDY

Vessel Name  Year  Port Reg.

Year Reg.

Reg.#

Voyage Captain's Residence Place of /Birth
William Kennedy Unity 1676 Exeter, Devon, England.      
Robert Kennedy Charming Molly 1761

1764

Bristol Newfoundland>Gibraltar

Newfoundlland>Alicante

Alicante>Bristol

Bristol>Waterford

   
John Kennedy Ann 1761   Quebec to Nfld.

Newfoundlland>Lisbon taken to San Lucar

   
John Kennedy Dolphin 1762

1763

 

 

Trinity, Nfld. to Poole, England    
Kennedy Boston Packet 1764   Newfoundlland>Bilbao, Spain    
(John) Kennedy Lark 1764   Newfoundlland>Madeira,

Portugal

   
Kennedy Little Joseph 1767    North Carolina>Cork

 

   
John Kennedy Lark 1772   Glasgow>Nfld.>Va.    
John Kennedy Lark 1773   Nfld. > Cork    
Daniel Kennedy Squid 1788 St. John's, Nfld.      
Maurice Kennedy   1792   Fogo/Exploits, Nfld.  to ?    
Terrence Kennedy Three Brothers 1800

1807

1810

1811

    Crocker's Cove, Carbonear

Newfoundland

RC

Irish

John Kennedy Fly 1803

1804

1804

1804

1805

Exeter, Devon, England Departs Exeter, Devon for Jamaica

At London departs for Jamaica

Departed from Topsham bound for Cork

From Jamaica at London; At London departs for West Indies

   
John Kennedy (I) Belisarius 1803     Gallows Cove,

Harbor Main

RC

Irish

John Kennedy John Keats 1805     Harbor Main RC

Irish

William Kennedy Nancy 1805   from Arichat Cape Breton to PEI Nova Scotia  
 Terence Kennedy Ranger  

1808

Carbonear, Nfld.1808   Crocker's Cove,

Newfoundland

RC

Irish

James Kennedy Three Brothers 1809 Nfld. 1800      
James Kennedy Assistance 1809

1810

1811

Nfld. 1803      
William Kennedy Ranger 1809

1810

1811

1813, 1817

Carbonear, Nfld.

1807

  Crocker's Cove,

Newfoundland

RC Irish
John Kennedy Medina 1811 Exeter, Devon

England

At London departs for Jamaica    
William Kennedy Caledonia 1811 Liverpool      
Patrick Kennedy Hannah

Rembrandt

1811-1816

1820

St.John's 1811

 

from St.John's on the Waterford Run

 

Harbor Grace WEXFORD, Ireland
Francis Kenedy Three Brothers 1811     Newfoundland  Tipperary, Ireland
Morgan Kennedy Comet 1813

1814

   

Nfld. to Lisbon

Nfld. to Cadiz

 

   
William Kennedy Blucher 1814

1815

       
John Kennedy Jane 1815

1816

1817

Nfld.1815      
Nicholas Kennedy Prudence 1817  Nfld. 1814   Crocker's Cove, Carbonear

Newfoundland

Wexford, Ireland
John Kennedy (II) Bellisarius 1815

1816

1817

1818

Newfoundlland 1815   Gallows Cove,

Harbor Maine, Nfld.

son of John (1762-1811) & Mary Kennedy
Terrance Kennedy Belle Isle 1815     Crocker's Cove, Carbonear

Newfoundland

RC Irish
William Kennedy Seal 1820 St. John's,182011      
William Kennedy Four Brothers 1820 PEI to SJN, October 1820      
William Kennedy Masons Daughter 1822   To Cork, Ireland    
Edward Kennedy Mary 1825

1827

St. John's/1825091      
John Kennedy Maria 1825

1829

1830

St.John's,NL

1825139

Oct.1829 at Waterford;Nov. 1829 from Wat to Nfld.;same 1830    
Dennis Kennedy Emily 1825

1828

St. John's,NL

1825142

  Newfoundland Wexford, Ireland
Edward Kennedy Saint Barbara 1825 St. John's,NL

1825235

     
William Kennedy Seaflower

Liberty

 

1826

1827

St. John's, Nfld.

1827016

     
William Kennedy Cousins

Saint Joseph

 

1827

1829

1830

 

1827069

1829063

St. John's, NL

     
Edward Kennedy Concord 1830 St. John's, NL

1830020

     
William Kennedy Concord 1830 St. John's, NL

1830020

     
James Kennedy George 1830 St. John's, NL

1830026

     
John Kennedy Industry 1830046 St. John's, Nfld.      
John Kennedy Ranger 1830 St. John's, Nfld. At St. John's NL. from Figueras, Spain Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear Newfoundland

 
Timothy Kennedy Relief 1830 Hr. Grace, Conception Bay NL

1830051

Labrador   Nephew of Waterford Merchant in Harbor Grace Thomas Foley
Timothy Kennedy Saint Patrick 1830 Hr. Grace, CB,

NL 1830094

Labrador    
Thomas Kenedy Hero 1832021 St. John's      
Edward Kenedy Orion 1832

1833

St. John's,Nfld

1832028

     
Martin Kennedy Hunter 1832033 St. John's      
John Kennedy Julia Ann 1833072        
Thomas Kennedy Agnes 1833077 St. John's    
William Kennedy Maria Ann 1834031 St. John's    
Edward Kennedy Brigus & Port de Grave Packet 1834076 St. John's    
James Kenedy Hope 1836026 St. John's Hermitage  Bay  
Terrance Kennedy Ranger 1836032 Carbonear Crocker's Cove, Carbonear Newfoundland Irish RC
Edward Kennedy Relief 1837      
Edward Kennedy Eliz/Maria 1838 Brigus    
John Kenedy Lady Young 1837096 St. John's    
Thomas Kennedy Prudent 1838007 St. John's    
William Kennedy Walmsley 1840007      
Thomas Kennedy Countess of Bute 1840073      
Thomas Kennedy Margaret 1841060      
Edward Kennedy Gannet 1841092      
Edward Kennedy Joseph 1842006      
Nicholas Kennedy John Nicholle 1844027      
Nicholas Kennedy Rover 1844043   Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear, Nfld.

 
Nicholas Kennedy Hero 1844075   Crocker's Cove,

 Carbonear, Newfoundlland

 
John Kennedy Billow 1844144      
Nicholas Kennedy Sealer 1845016 St. John's Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear, Nfld.

 
Terence Kennedy Nightingale 1845034   Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear, Nfld.

 
Patrick Kennedy Nightingale 1846      
Nicholas Kennedy William 1846021   Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear, Nfld.

 
John Kennedy TRIAL 1846041      
Nicholas Kennedy

1807-1881

Ranger 1846

1847

  Crocker's Cove

Carbonear, Newfoundlland

 

Born at Sea enroute fromWexford, Ireland
Edward Kennedy Caroline 1847009 St. John's    
Jonathon Kennedy Caroline 1847009 St. John's    
Terence Kennedy Nightingale 1847011 Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear,Nfld

 

Crocker's Cove, Nfld.
James Kennedy Scottish Lass 1847103      
Michael Kennedy Try Again 1848073      
Edward Kennedy Rebecca 1848119 St. John's    
James Kennedy Rebecca 1848119 St. John's    
Nicholas P. Kennedy

1807-1881

Herald 1848096 St. John's Nfld. Crocker's Cove, Carbonear

Newfoundland

 
C. Kennedy Empress 1851060      
Thomas Kennedy Catherine 1851096      
Thomas Kennedy Iris 1853051      
Edward Kennedy Gazelle 1855022      
E. Kennedy Flirt 1855042      
Patrick Kennedy Annie 1856063      
Robert Kennedy Annie 1856063      
John Kennedy BILLOW 1857 Harbour Maine, Newfoundland Harbour Maine Harbour Maine
James Kennedy Lovely Mary 1859036      
E. Kennedy Gazelle 1861017      
Kennedy Superior 1867      
Patrick Kennedy Anastasia 1873      
W.J. Kennedy Maggie U 1876082      
Kennedy Ellie D 1878100      
John Kennedy Vanguard 1884      
Lawrence Kennedy Lavina 1885092      
John Kennedy Bounty 1888   Salmon Cove,

Carbonear Newfoundland

Crocker's Cove, Newfoundland
William Kennedy John Prince 1891      
William Kennedy   1892      
Terrance Kennedy

1845-1935

Flying Mist 1896 St. John's, Newfoundland Carbonear, Newfoundland Crocker's Cove, Newfoundland
John Kennedy

1839-1912

Ocean Gem 1896 St. John's, Newfoundland Carbonear, Newfoundland Crocker's Cove, Newfoundland
Cornelius Kennedy Eliza 1898 St. John's, Newfoundland Trespassey, Newfoundland Trespassey, Newfoundland
Wm. R Kennedy Pioneer 1904      
Patrick Kennedy Vanguard 1906      
Kennedy Lucille 1907   Mobile, NL  
 W (Walter) Kennedy Hispanola

Campanula

1907   Holyrood, NL Holyrood, NL
David Kennedy Ethie 1908      
William R. Kennedy

 

Bobs

Luetta

Jessie L. Smith

Effie Morrissey

SS Nascopie

SS Viking

 

1904

1907

1909

1926

1928

1931

 

St. John's, NL St. John's, NL. Carbonear, NL
Nicholas J. Kennedy

(son of Nich.1848)

 

 

Ich Dien

SS Petrel

SS Prospero

Terra Nova

 

1911

1916

1918

St. John's, NL St. John's, NL Crocker's Cove,

Carbonear, NL

Walter Kennedy Paul Fernand 1911   Holyrood, NL Holyrood,NL
Wm. R. Kennedy (son of Nich.1848) M.S. Ayre 1912      
(David) Kennedy Stella K 1913      
William J. Kennedy (son of Terence 1845)   1890-1916   Boston, Massachusetts

Panama Canal Pilot

Seattle-Alaska Trade 1930

Carbonear, NL
John W. Kennedy Hilda Maude 1921      
           
           
           
           
           
           

     This is a work in progress and if you see a Captain KENNEDY here that  you may be related to please make an

inquiry so that I can find out further details on the vessel registered to Captain KENNEDY or perhaps where  he

was born or resided.  I believe those Captain Kennedys of Crocker's Cove and Carbonear to all be the ancestors of my

grandmother.   Both my ggggf Captain Nicholas and his wife Julia (married 1831) were both Kennedys and as the

story goes his line was from Wexford and his father put in at Harbor Grace after he was born at sea in 1807 en route

to New Bedford, Massachusetts (they had heard the fishing in the States was good) and Julia's KENNEDY line had

already been in Crocker's Cove, Newfoundland since before 1755.  

      The union of Nicholas and Julia  was not the only Kennedy to Kennedy marriage in Carbonear. During the same

decade, a William Kennedy married an Ellen Kennedy (1820), a John Kennedy married a Mary Kennedy (1828) and a

Terence Kennedy married a Jane (Kenny/Kennedy) in 1818.  It is my own supposition that the Kennedy family which

arrived from Wexford, Ireland in 1807 married into the Crocker's Cove line through more than one union in an effort to

secure land and fishing premises.  All marriages were sanctioned by the Roman Catholic church in Harbor Grace and no

record of Consanguinity has been found to indicate a blood relation between the two families.  I believe that all of the

Captain Kennedys from Carbonear in the above Index are related thru one Kennedy line or the other and ultimately

trace through blood or marriage to the Terence Kennedy whose Crocker's Cove house was razed in 1755 after having

mass said publicly and being married by a Catholic priest. I am less certain of the connection between Crocker's Cove/

Carbonear  Kennedys and the Kennedys of Harbor Maine/Holyrood (Avondale).  Alhough any of the Kennedy to Kennedy

marriages could represent the joining of  Kennedy families between Carbonear and the Avondale area as they all had early

connections as parishioners of the RC Chapel of Harbor Grace.  Information on the earliest Captain Kennedys has been

extracted from the Keith Matthews Name Files of the Maritime History Archives at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

     I have no doubt that there were more Kennedy Master Mariners in Newfoundland than are listed here and that each

Captain Kennedy had Kennedy crew aboard his vessel.  Those Captain Kennedys last listed, William J. and Nicholas J.

Kennedy were brothers and first cousins to my great grandfather John Kennedy.  John's father was Skipper Terrence of the

Flying Mist 1896 and I suspect that vessel as the one on which he may have sailed 4 of his sons to Boston.  Skipper

Terrence's brothers were Captain Nicholas (father of the above Capt.WJK and Capt NJK) and Captain John Kennedy

(of the Bounty and who had sons Nich, WJ, and Stan).  They all worked the Labrador fishery during the second half

of the 19th century but as this livelihood began to wane most of the family was moving from Carbonear to St. John's,

Canada, and also the US.  They were considered the last of Carbonear's Great Sea Captains.  The last of 4 generations

of  Captains (at least that I know for certain) but I suspect their seafaring tradition goes back for many more generations

and spans more than the three hundred years recorded here.    They have thousands of descendants.  Many of whom I feel

certain are most at home when nearest to sea.

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