This article is about person present during Joshamee Gibbs' trial. You may be looking for the title "Bailiff".
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Unknown (white wig)




Old Bailey
Great Britain

Behind the scenes
First appearance

On Stranger Tides

Latest appearance

On Stranger Tides


Clifford Rose

"Now appearing before the court, the notorious and infamous pirate, pillager, and highwayman, Captain Jack Sparrow!"
[Prisoner revealed to be Gibbs]
"I told ya! The name's Gibbs! Joshamee Gibbs! How many times do I—"
"Hear ye, hear ye! Presiding over these trials, all rise and attend to the right honorable Justice Smith!
―Bailiff and Joshamee Gibbs[src]

This man was known to be the bailiff during the trial of Joshamee Gibbs, who was mistaken for Jack Sparrow, that took place at the Old Bailey in London.


"Means shall be arranged to transport this prisoner to the Tower of London!"
―Bailiff concerning Joshamee Gibbs[src]

In 1750 this man was called to be the bailiff during the trial against prisoner Joshamee Gibbs, who was mistaken as Captain Jack Sparrow. He announced the presence of the mysterious Justice Smith, who was really Jack Sparrow himself in disguise. A court official whispered into the ear of the Bailiff and exchange a bundle of currency as the Judge assumed control of the court. After prisoner Gibbs was condemned to a life in prison, those present at the courtroom angrily reacted over this decision by booing and hissing. While the crowd started hurling groceries, the Bailiff ordered Gibbs to be transported to the Tower of London.[1] The further fate of this man after the unusual trial remains unknown.

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