Captain Nicholas KENNEDY (II) was born at sea in 1807 to Captain Nicholas Kennedy and wife Grace Young during a rough winters crossing of the North Atlantic. They and a second Kennedy windjammer were en route to New Bedford, Massachusetts having sailed out of Rosslare Harbor in the County of Wexford, Ireland. Captain Nicholas Kennedy (I) felt compelled to put in at the nearest port for the safety of his wife and newborn son and made his way to Harbour Grace in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Nicholas was baptized May 29, 1807 at Harbour Grace Roman Catholic Chapel. The sponsors were Philip MURPHY and Frances Kennedy (posssibly a sister of Nicholas (I) who also made the journey from Wexford. Nicholas grew to become a Captain himself working the seal and cod fishery and on Febrauary 8, 1831 he married Julia Kennedy the daughter of Terrence Kennedy and Mary Clarke of Crocker's Cove. Nicholas and Julia lived in Crocker's Cove and had 7 children (5 that survived childhood) Mary 1833, Grace 1836, John 1839, Terrence 1845, and Nicholas 1848. The 3 brothers were all Captains in Newfoundland and died in Newfoundland. Nicholas born in 1807 lived to 74 years of age and died April 2, 1881 and is buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in North West Carbonear. Captain Nicholas Kennedy and Grace Young of Wexford were my fifth great grandparents; Captain Nicholas and Julia Kennedy my fourth great grandparents; and Captain Terrence Kennedy and Mary Joy my great great grandparents; John Kennedy and Sophia Mahaney of Carbonear, Newfoundland were my paternal great grandparents.

GRACE YOUNG, wife of Captain Nicholas Kennedy. Little is known about Grace except that she was pregnant when she left Wexford in 1807 on one of the Kennedy windjammers bound for New Bedford but that she gave birth at sea and the boat was put in at first port for her safety and that of the newborn Nicholas Kennedy 1807. That port was Harbor Grace, Conception Bay Newfoundland. Grace gave birth to a second son John Kennedy baptized in Harbor Grace on October 10, 1809. They settled in Crocker's Cove with the Kennedy families already there and Nicholas 1807 would in 1831 marry Julia Kennedy born 1808 to Terrence Kennedy and Mary Clarke. I have no birth, marriage, or death records for Nicholas Kennedy and Grace Young Kennedy of Wexford. They had 2 sons bapt. in Harbor Grace; unknown if they had older children

II Nicholas Kennedy born at sea baptized Harbour Grace May 29, 1807-1881 married Julia Kennedy (1809-1892) in 1831 Harbor Grace, Newfoundland: She was born Crocker's Cove to Terence Kennedy and Mary Clarke

III Mary Kennedy (1833-?) married Thomas Forristall

IV See Descendants of Terence Kennedy and Mary Clarke-- Forristall Descendants of Bay de Verde and Boston, Massachusetts

III Grace Kennedy (1836 -1922) married Richard Hayden of Bay de Verde Captain of the "Release" storm of 1885

IV See Descendants of Terence Kennedy and Mary Clarke

III Captain John Kennedy (1839-1912) married Margaret Butler

IV See Descendants of Terence Kennedy and Mary Clarke

III Nicholas August 5, 1842 -1844 died in childhood buried Northwest Carbonear Cemetery, Newfoundland

III Captain Terrance Kennedy March 3, 1845-1937 married at St. Pat's RC Carbonear Mary Joy "Aunt Polly) -1845-1916 both died in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland.

IV See Descendants of Terence Kennedy and Mary Clarke

III Captain Nicholas Kennedy 1848 -1918 married Margaret Hamilton

IV See Descendants of Terence Kennedy and Mary Clarke

III William Henry Kennedy 1851- 1862 died youth Northwest Carbonear Cemetery, Newfoundland