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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 "[[::Butler#Behind_the_scenes|Behind the scenes]]" section below, and/or the relevant discussion on the talk page.

"My Lord, you have a visitor."
―The butler to Weatherby Swann[src]

This man was employed as a butler in Governor Weatherby Swann's mansion in Port Royal.


The Butler after being shot by Pintel.

At some unknown point likely in his early life, this man became a butler in service to Governor Weatherby Swann. The butler informed Governor Swann of William Turner's arrival prior to James Norrington's promotion ceremony to Commodore. He remained in the mansion during the siege on Port Royal by the Black Pearl. During the battle, several pirates began hammering on the door, prompting the butler to open it, where he was sarcastically greeted by Pintel before being shot in the head. His body was noticed by Estrella as she fled the manor not long after.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

  • The Butler was played by Paul Keith in The Curse of the Black Pearl.
  • There was originally going to be an scene in The Curse of the Black Pearl in which after the Butler departed from the entrance at Weatherby Swann's Mansion, Will Turner was to wait for Weatherby Swann and at one moment, he was to accidentally break a candelabrum, only to hide it. Then, the Butler would enter the room and Will would say "Good day" to him, without receiving a response. Though the scene was indeed filmed, it was cut from the finished version of the film.


Notes and references[]

  1. Estimation based on Paul Keith's age during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Keith was 58 during the filming and the timeline established in On Stranger Tides (which takes place in 1750) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (which takes place in 1751) sets the events of The Curse of the Black Pearl around 1728 and the Butler's birth around 1662.
  2. By Pintel during the Attack on Port Royal.
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl