|Behind the scenes|
- "You might as well start screaming now!"
- ―Floyd to Jack Sparrow
Nothing is known of Floyd's early life, except that at some point he became a lieutenant in the East India Trading Company Armada.
During the War Against Piracy, Floyd came into the service of Lord Cutler Beckett, who charged him with the leadership of all Royal Marines in the warehouse district of Port Royal. Shortly after Beckett's arrival, he captured a rumrunner named Montanari. He and his men inhumanely beat Montanari for their own amusement before imprisoning him, but they were confronted by pirate captain, Jack Sparrow. Sparrow defeated a band of Lieutenant Floyd's men, and pursued Floyd through an alleyway.
Jack defeated Floyd's men and engaged the ruthless lieutenant in combat, dueling him in a sword fight and eventually defeating him, knocking him clean out.