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Margaret Smyth
Biographical information


Ethnic group





Carina Smyth (daughter)


Smyth family

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Dead Men Tell No Tales (Mentioned only)

Latest appearance

Dead Men Tell No Tales (Mentioned only)

"Smyth! Smyth is quite an unusual name. Did we not know once someone called Smyth?"
"Shut your trap!"
"What was her name? It's on the tip of me tongue."
"You want to lose that tongue?"
"Margaret Smyth!
Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa[src]

Margaret Smyth was the mother of the astronomer Carina Smyth and the lover of the notorious pirate captain Hector Barbossa.


"I'm remembering the visage of a pretty young lass. A fair beauty with one undeniable flaw — you."
Jack Sparrow to Hector Barbossa[src]

At some point in her life, Margaret met the infamous pirates Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow. According to Sparrow, Barbossa was "revoltingly entwined" with the girl.

After the War Against Piracy Margaret and Barbossa met again, they formed a relationship and had a daughter, Carina, but Margaret died shortly after Carina's birth.

Seeing himself as unfit to be a father, Barbossa took their baby girl and left her in an orphanage. To ensure she would not be condemned as a pirate's child, Barbossa gave Carina the last name of her mother Smyth.[2]


Notes and references Edit

  1. According to the prequel novel The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smyth Carina Smyth was 19 during the events of Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film's comic book adaptation sets the events of the film in 1751 which sets Carina's birth and Margaret's death in 1732.
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales