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Uncle Jack and Jack Sparrow.

"Jackie, the least you could do is to stop by and say hello to the family."
Edward Teague to Jack Sparrow[src]

Jack Sparrow's family was a family of notorious pirates, outlaws, scoundrels, thieves, pillagers, brigands, criminals, and convicts. Most of them lived in a household full of constantly brawling pirates on Shipwreck Island. Their most prominent members were Jack Sparrow and Edward Teague.

Known family members[]

Edward Teague and Jack Sparrow.

"Here you are just thinking 'Jackie's not good enough to be a pirate, why can't he be more like his cousin Valerie, or Grandmama, proper pirates they be aye matey', and whatnot..."
Jack Sparrow to Edward Teague[src]
  • Jack Sparrow - As a child, he lived on Shipwreck Island but he eventually ran away from home to escape his hectic household and the torturings of his "Grandmama". He spent his teenage years embarking on a series of adventures with a ragtag crew. In his young adult life, he worked for the East India Trading Company until he refused to transport slaves, for which he was branded a pirate which finally convinced him to go on the account.
  • Edward Teague - Jack's father, Keeper of the Code and former Pirate Lord of Madagascar. A legendary pirate in his own right, Teague occasionally re-appeared in the life of his son, who followed in his buccaneering footsteps.
  • Jack Sparrow's mother - Jack's mother and Teague's wife. Not much is known about her, except that she gave birth to him in the middle of a typhoon. After she died, Teague kept her head, which was made into a shrunken head. Teague would later give the head to their son Jack after he inquired on her fate.
  • Jack - Jack Sparrow's uncle and Teague's brother. He is the namesake of his nephew and presumably an infamous pirate like his family.
  • Grandmama - Edward Teague's mother and former Pirate Lord of the Atlantic Ocean. A very old pirate with black eyes and a strong, husky voice. She enjoyed inflicting severe pain on Jack throughout his childhood. Apparently, she came close to killing him on three separate occassions. But, according to Teague, that was her way of expressing her love for her grandson. She nearly "died of grief" at eighty-two when Jack ran away from home. She often defended herself from "Quick Draw" McFleming with one of the half-dozen daggers tucked away in her girdle. It is also implied that she and Joshamee Gibbs were good friends, as he was present at her seventy-fourth birthday party. She develops a slight attraction to Hector Barbossa upon being introduced to him by her grandson.
  • "Ace" Brannigan - a pirate captain and Jack's uncle. He was frequently ganged up on and beaten by the "kids" of the family.
  • Aunt Hazel - Jack's aunt. Not much is known about her.
  • "Quick Draw" McFleming - Jack's second-aunt. She'd frequently assault Jack's "Grandmama" with rum tankards.
  • Valerie- Jack's pirate cousin. Teague has great respect for her, and he wishes that his son would be more like her.
  • Mabeltrude the Violent Visionary - A cousin of Grandmama's. When Jack was eight, she predicted that he would nearly burn down Grandmama's ship, consequently causing her and Teague to lock him in the brig where he couldn't do too much damage.
  • Patriarch - He has an unknown relation to the family and controls the family inheritance of plundered treasure. Teague constantly schemed to overthrow this man and secure all the loot for himself.
  • The "Little Cousins" - "Quick Draw" McFleming's children, whom Jack found to be extremely unpleasant.

Family tree[]

This family tree comprises of all known members and their relatives.

            Unknown male------+------Grandmama
               |                            |
               |                            |
              Jack       Edward Teague------+------Unknown female
                                     Jack Sparrow

Behind the scenes[]

"What kind of tea did you say it was?"
"Pirate’s tea. Family recipe.
Carina Smyth and Jack Sparrow[src] (screenplay draft)
  • The name "Jack Sparrow's family" comes from the fact that every member of this family is related to Jack Sparrow. However, because of the differences in last names (e.g. Sparrow, Teague) makes the official family name unknown.
  • The family was mentioned in Jeff Nathanson's 2013 early draft of the Dead Men Tell No Tales script. After escaping from Port Royal aboard the Dying Gull Jack Sparrow convinced Carina Smyth to talk about the Map No Man Can Read by spiking her tea with rum. When she couldn't determine what kind of a tea it was Jack claimed it was a pirate tea made from his family's recipe.[1]



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