This man was a sailor who served aboard the Edinburgh Trader 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 sailor 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. This crewman was among the crew who watched the fight. 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.
After picking up some new crewmen in Tortuga, the crew of the Trader picked up a man at sea, William Turner, 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 entire crew panicked and grabbed weapons as the Kraken wrapped its tentacles around the ship. Though the merchants attempted to drive back the beast, the monster soon split the ship in half, killing many crewmen and sending the only survivors flying into the ocean. The crewman was among said survivors, and was, along with five others, captured and taken prisoner aboard the Flying Dutchman. When Davy Jones gave the order to execute the survivors, the crewman was stabbed in the head by Jimmy Legs.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest