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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]

Not much is known about Margaret's early life, except that she grew into a pretty young lass, a regal creature with a royal name. At some point in her life, she met the infamous pirates Hector Barbossa and Jack Sparrow. According to Sparrow, Barbossa became "revoltingly entwined" with Margaret,[2] and the girl returned his feelings.

Following the War Against Piracy[3] Margaret and Barbossa formed a relationship and had a daughter, Carina, but Margaret died shortly after Carina's birth.[4]

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.[4]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  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 Novelization, p208.
  3. According to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Novelization Barbossa was "revoltingly entwined" with Margaret twenty years before the Quest for the Trident of Poseidon. The Dead Men Tell No Tales comic book adaptation sets the quest in 1751 while the other tie-in materials set the war against piracy in 1729.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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