|This article is about a judge from the Old Bailey. You may be looking for Jack Sparrow, who occasionally took the alias "Smith".|
|For other uses, see Smith (disambiguation)|
|Behind the scenes|
- "Hear ye hear ye! Commencing now the sessions of the peace. Presiding now over these trials, the highly esteemed magistrate of South York! All rise for the Right Honorable Justice Smith!"
- "Thanks very much."
- ―Jack Sparrow to Smith
While living in London, England, Smith served as a judge in the Old Bailey courthouse. In 1750, Smith was to preside over the trial against prisoner Joshamee Gibbs, who was mistaken as Captain Jack Sparrow. However, before he could appear before the court, he was caught by the real Jack Sparrow who tied up, gagged, and stuffed Smith into a closet in the main corridor. Putting on Smith's wig and robe, Jack assumed control over the court in the name "Justice Smith".
The trial ended with Gibbs found "guilty of being innocent of being Jack Sparrow" and condemned to a life in prison. After the trial ended, Jack took off his disguise as he made his way through the corridor. He thanked the tied and gagged Smith before leaving to join Gibbs and for Smith to be found and released of his ties either by some official or citizen. His further fate is unknown.
Personality and traits
Taking into account the Bailiff's words, Judge Smith seemed to be the known highly esteemed magistrate of South York. By the fact of acquiring the title of the Right Honorable Justice Smith, Smith must have been a just judge, known for providing justice in the necessary case.
Behind the scenes
- Justice Smith was portrayed by Alan Utley-Moore in On Stranger Tides.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (junior novelization)