When I first started looking for the ship which brought my ggg grandfather Nicholas Kennedy from Wexford to Newfoundland I knew that it would be difficult. Finding a "ship's passenger list"  dating 1807  is a rarity. If a list were kept it might only be published in local "Shipping News."  Initial frustrations in web searching gave way to a love for record archives, digital collections, and tracking elusive ancestors. As Irish luck would have it I  found my migratory ancestors by virtue of their occupations as mariners and sea captains  I did not find my ggg grandfather on a passenger list because he was born at sea. His parents were Captain Nicholas Kennedy & Grace Young of Wexford, Ireland. My ancestors were not so much boarding ships as they were navigating them. Captains in their own right this seafaring family sailed out of Ireland in windjammers bound for the other side of the Atlantic. They were not passengers they were navigators. They sailed from Rosslare in the winter of 1807 in a windjammer. This is their history and that of  thousands of their descendants many still in Newfoundland and others spread far and wide from sea to shining sea.

CAPTAIN'S LOG The Mariner Kennedys of Newfoundland. While this list contains only the names of Newfoundland Kennedys that were Captains, skippers, or master mariners you can imagine how large the index would be if it contained the names of all Newfoundland Kennedys who were sailors, coopers, ships joiners, fishermen, weavers and all those whose livelihood came from the Sea. 

Irish Origins On the Wexford Herring Cot

Our ancestral view of Conception Bay, Newfoundland  Crocker's Cove Property   

Stories: Kennedys of Carbonear  The Story of Our Group by Louis A. Kennedy   Fishing out of Emily Harbor, Labrador   Cassie Brown writes about the 1892 Kennedy stranding in Castaways on the Labrador

Descendants of  Nicholas Kennedy & Grace Young and Terence Kennedy &  Mary Clarke whose children   Nicholas Kennedy and Julia Kennedy marry and have 5 children in Carbonear NL

                         Captain John Kennedy (1839-1912)Margaret Butler (Connecticut to Florida; female Colford,Finn line of Carbonear)

                  Captain Nicholas Kennedy (1848-1919) Margaret Hamilton (line in St.John's onto Toronto female Malone lines)

                  Captain Terence Kennedy (1845-1935) Mary Joy  (my line onto Brooklyn many in NY and onto Florida)(Female linesHayden    

                                       Davis mostly Grand Falls, St. John's)         

                        Mary Kennedy (1836-) married Thomas Forristall (Forristalls in Everett, Massachusetts)

                  Grace Kennedy (1839-1922) married Captain Dick Hayden (Female lines Davis mostly Grand Falls, St. John's)         

Kennedy Family Tree Portrait

Early Kennedy Births   Harbor Grace and Carbonear, Newfoundland,  1790-1821  

Kennedy Records 1Kennedy Records 2   extracts from Harbor Grace Parish Records, 1806-1840

Kennedy Births, 1800-1923 Compilation   I arranged these births to show Family Lineages  

Delayed Birth Registrations for Kennedy children All Newfoundland

Early Kennedy Marriages (1755-1820) recorded in Newfoundland

Kennedy Marriages a compilation  of 19th century records  from  Carbonear and  Harbor Grace, Diocese of Grand Falls, Newfoundland.  

19th Century Business Directory and  Voter Lists for Carbonear  and Harbor Grace Kennedys

WWI Memorial  

Kennedy CENSUS Extracts

Carbonear  Kennedys in the 1921 Newfoundland Census

More Kennedys from Other areas of Newfoundland in the 1921 Census

Kennedys born in Newfoundland in the 1881 Canadian Census (Newfoundland was not part of Canada until 1949)

Newfoundland KENNEDYs in1870's US Massachusetts    Kennedy's in the 1850 1860 1880 1900 US Census

Newfoundland Kennedys in the 1930 US Census    Kennedy's  in Brooklyn 1930 US Census

Newfoundland Kennedys emigrating through Ellis Island, New York

Kennedy Estate Records

Other Legal Documents (Bills of Sale, mortgage etc.)

Kennedy Death and Burial Records:

       North West RC Cemetery Carbonear  

      List of photographed Kennedy gravesites in Newfoundland by

      Harbour Grace Roman Catholic Cemetery, Cathedral Street 

       All Newfoundland Deaths Kennedy's 1890-1905 (need to transcribe)

Kennedys from Seary Book

Descendants of James Kennedy (1761-1827) and Anastasia Wells of Carbonear   Was he the brother of Edward Kennedy who left in his 1797 will the Crockers Cove land to three sons Terence, William and Nicholas

Descendants of James Kennedy (1716-1776) of Harbour Main

Kennedys from the Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador Biography

Keith Matthews Name Files for Kennedy Surname in Newfoundland

Kennedy Heraldry

Kennedy Timeline

Archived Newfoundland News Bits for surname Kennedy 

Descendants of William KENNEDY of HIBBS HOLE, Port de Grave

Kennedys of LANCE COVE , Bell Island

Kennedys of Bear's Cove

Carbonear Folk Lore "Sheila Na Geira"

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