This man was a sailor who served aboard the Edinburgh Trader as Bursar during the time of the East India Trading Company's appearance in Port Royal.
At some unknown point likely in his early life, this man became a merchant sailor serving aboard the East India Trading Company ship, the Edinburgh Trader, under Captain Bellamy. He would serve as a bursar aboard the ship. Around 1729, the Trader left Port Royal. As it sailed out to open sea, a younger sailor found a beautiful dress on the main deck, and informed his crewmates immediately. The bursar and the quartermaster got into an argument over the dress, which they alleged to be evidence of an unrequited female spirit aboard the ship. When the bursar tried to throw the dress overboard, the quartermaster stopped him. Bellamy ordered them to find the stowaway who had put the dress there, and also stated that she was probably naked. However, they searched to no avail, as, unbeknownst to them, the stowaway, Elizabeth Swann was actually among them.
The crew searched to no avail, not uncovering the stowaway in the end. However, as the captain was in his cabin, the Quartermaster and the bursar saw the 'spirit' flying above them in the air. Unbeknownst to the fact that Elizabeth was using the dress as like a puppet, dangling it from the mast, they assumed that it was a spirit trying to give them a sign. The captain came outside along with the bursar and quartermaster, and they followed the spirit. After mistaking seaweed for a sign of entrails, they were alerted by another sailor to a message in the ground reading Tortuga, the name of the only free port in the area.
After picking up some new crewmen in Tortuga, the crew of the Trader picked up a man at sea, William Turner Junior, who claimed that he had seen the dress before. A deckhand spotted a ship sailing towards them, and rushed to tell Captain Bellamy. The crewman looked overboard as the Dutchman was spotted. As the whole ship suddenly shook, the crew assumed that it was just a reef, but Bellamy was soon grabbed by a tentacle of the Kraken. The whole crew panicked, and grabbed spears and pistols to defend themselves. During the ensuing battle, this man tried to throw the dress to the Kraken, but was soon grabbed by a tentacle, dragged underwater and either eaten or drowned.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest