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Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture. Please see the reasons for this title in the "Behind the scenes" section below, and/or the relevant discussion on the talk page.

Henry Turner
Biographical information


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Will Turner (father)
Elizabeth Turner (mother)
Bootstrap Bill Turner (paternal grandfather)
Will Turner's mother (paternal grandmother)
Weatherby Swann (maternal grandfather)
Elizabeth Swann's mother (maternal grandmother)

Also known as

Young Will Turner[2]

Ship(s) captained or crewed

Dying Gull


Turner family
British Royal Navy
Crew of the Dying Gull

Behind the scenes
First appearance

At World's End

Latest appearance

Dead Men Tell No Tales


Brenton Thwaites
Dominic Scott Kay
Lewis McGowan[3]

"Who are you?"
"My name is Henry Turner. Son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann."
"Does mommy ever ask about me?"
Jack Sparrow and Henry Turner[src]

Henry Turner, also known as Will, was the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Turner (née Swann). Following his first encounter with his father, Henry decided to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon so he could free his father from his curse, an obligation to sail the Seven Seas for all eternity as captain of the Flying Dutchman. When he grew up, Henry became a sailor in the Royal Navy, serving on the Monarch. During his adventures, he encountered the terrifying ghost crew led by Armando Salazar, who requested him to find the known pirate Jack Sparrow.


Early LifeEdit

"Yo ho, yo ho a pirate's life for me. We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up, me hearties, Yo ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Drink up, me hearties, Yo ho. Yo ho, yo ho a pirate's life for me."
―Young Will Turner[src]

About nine months after the War Against Piracy, this child would be born to Will and Elizabeth Turner (née Swann). For the next nine years and few months of his life, young Will Turner would remain with Elizabeth until his father's return from his ten-year duty aboard the Flying Dutchman.[4]

On the day of his father's return from the Land of the Dead, young Will sang a song, which his mother had taught him, while the sun was setting. It was here that young Will witnessed the green flash as well as meeting his father, Will Turner, for the first time.[5]

Quest for the Trident of PoseidonEdit

Reconnecting with his fatherEdit

When he grew older, the young man wanted to reconnect with his father, so he decided to free him from the curse of the Flying Dutchman. Now known as Henry, he spent several years searching for him, eventually becoming a headstrong young sailor in the British Royal Navy. He served aboard the powerful warship called the Monarch.[6]

Jack SparrowEdit

"Jack Sparrow. Do you know this pirate?"
"Only by name."
"Find Sparrow for me, and relay a message from Capitán Salazar, and tell him...death will come straight for him. Will you say that to him? Please?
Armando Salazar and Henry[src]

Thrown into the brig of the Monarch, Henry was unable to participate in battle when the ship was attacked in the haunted waters of the Devil's Triangle. That accidentally led to Henry being the only survivor of the battle, in which the Monarch's crew was massacred by the ghosts led by Captain Armando Salazar. When Salazar walked below deck, he picked up a wanted poster of the infamous pirate Jack Sparrow from the floor and asked Henry if he knew Sparrow. When Henry replied that he knew Sparrow only by name, Salazar walked through the bars and asked Henry to find Sparrow and give him a message about death coming straight for him.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The character had multiple portrayals in the Pirates of the Caribbean series; in the final scene of At World's End, Dominic Scott Kay portrayed the character only credited as "Young Will Turner"; while Brenton Thwaites portrayed the adult "Henry" in Dead Men Tell No Tales. Lewis McGowan portrayed "Young Henry" in the latter.[3]
  • The character was listed as "Young Will Turner" in the ending credits for At World's End.[2] Although Thwaites' character was only confirmed as "Henry" in Dead Men Tell No Tales promotions at first, a behind the scenes video credited Thwaites as "Henry Turner".[7]
  • Before it was confirmed that Henry was the son of Will and Elizabeth in the fifth Pirates film, rumors claimed that the character's full name is "Henry Maddox", a brash young British officer who would intercept Jack Sparrow in his quest for the Trident of Poseidon and fall head over heels for Carina in the process.
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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Estimation based on the fact that Will and Elizabeth's child would have been born about 9 months after the events of At World's End, and that On Stranger Tides takes place in 1750.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The ending credits for At World's End named the character "Young Will Turner".
  3. 3.0 3.1 John Lewis Christmas ad Scot to star in Pirates of the Caribbean - The Scotsman
  4. Young Will Turner had to be nine years old by Will's return from his 10-year duty. He was born 9 months after Will's departure, and Will returned 9 years later.
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  6. 6.0 6.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - New Look!

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