Margaret Gill

Margaret Gill

Margaret Gill (?-1864) was born in Yorkshire, England, and was the first wife of American black actor Ira Frederick Aldridge. She married Aldridge in 1825. The couples inter-racial marriage caused great anger from the pro-slavery lobby. She died in 1864. They had no children. After her death Aldridge fathered a son with his second wife, Amanda Von Brandt.

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