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Philippa Irene Myrell Saunders professional dancer1

F, #17016, b. 6 June 1918, d. 5 September 1997
Last Edited: 8 Nov 2020

Parents:

Father*: Robert Nash Saunders soldier1 d. b 18 Jan 1940
  • Birth*: Philippa Irene Myrell Saunders professional dancer was born on 6 June 1918.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Robert Nash Saunders soldier.1
  • Marriage*: Philippa Irene Myrell Saunders professional dancer married John Kinnear Mackay MBChB, son of Lewis Mackay hotelkeeper and Jane Webster Kinnear, on Monday, 8 January 1940 at 77 Crown Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, ; 1940 marriages in the Southern District of Aberdeen in the burgh of Aberdeen; By declaration in presence of John Livingstone Kinnear 22 Elm Street Logie Dundee and Mrs Elizabeth Philp Kinnear or Paton 9 Hammersmith Road Aberdeen; signed John Kinnear MacKay medical practitioner bachelor aged 25 living at Birse Lodge Hotel Aboyne, parents Lewis MacKay hotel keeper and Jane Webster MacKay ms Kinnear; signed Phillipa Irene Myrell Saunders prefessional dance spinster aged 21 living at Normanby New Highgate Cleethorpes Lincolnshire parent Roger Nash SAunders soldier (dec) and Evelyn Amry Sellars previously Saunders ms Watson; warrant of Sheriff sunstitute of Aberdeen Kincardine and Banff dated 8th January 1940; registered 1940 January 9th at Aberdeen signed Norman Keith assist registrar initialled SD Stewart Duthie registrar.1
  • Burial*: Philippa Irene Myrell Saunders professional dancer was buried in September 1997 at St Thomas, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, ; Philippa Irene Myrell Mackay, 10 Queens Hill Drive Aboyne buried Sept 1997 age 79.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: She died on 5 September 1997 at Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, , at age 79.2,4
  • Newspaper Article*: She was mentioned in a newspaper article ‘SINBAD' AT GLASGOW
    "SINBAD THE SAILOR," which opened the pantomime season at the Pavilion, Glasgow, on Monday, is a slick piece of work. Twice nightly pantomime has got to be.
    Dave Willis is the comedian, and is spontaneous, yet always has his laughs well planned. They are extremely numerous too. He is, in turn, pirate, Red Indian, ballet dancer, and curator of Burns cottage, each with individual songs, business, and dances. And does Glasgow like him!
    It would, however, be unfair not to give credit to his clever feed, Cliff Harley, and his lieutenants, Denis Emons and Sammy Brown.
    Dame comedy of quite unusually quiet, subtility being provided by Dick Tubb.
    The John Silver Trio, dressed in appropriate "Treasure Island" costume, with a real one-legged John Silver, is one of the best tumbling acts seen here for some time, and especially suitable for pantomime.
    Edna Thompson's Sinbad is a youthful and attractive figure, and will improve with experience. Peggy Stamula is a charming Princess who sings satisfactorily.
    Dancing throughout is good special praise being due to Philippa Saunders and the John Tiller Girls.
    AP on 9 December 1936 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, .5
    1936 Collins Variety anto
  • Newspaper Article*: She and John Kinnear Mackay MBChB were mentioned in a newspaper article ENGAGED TO DOCTOR
    The engagement is announced of Miss Philippa Saunders Sellars (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Sellars, of Highgate, Cleethorpes) and Dr. J. K. Mackay, M.D. C.H.B. (second son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Mackay, of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire).
    Miss Sellars is the well-known Cleethorpes dancer. She appeared before the King and Queen at the Palladium, and is at present engaged in the pantomime "Puss in Boots " at Newcastle.
    Dr. Mackay is a graduate of Aberdeen University, where he took a prominent part in sport, obtaining a full blue for golf. The wedding is to take place shortly. on 28 December 1939.7
  • Married Name: As of 8 January 1940, her married name was Mackay.1
  • Newspaper Article: Philippa Irene Myrell Saunders professional dancer and John Kinnear Mackay MBChB were mentioned in a newspaper article MACKAY-SAUNDERS.-At South Parish Church, Aboyne, on 8th January, 1940, by the Rev. David Hamilton. Dr J. K. Mackay, M.B., Ch.B., second son of Mr and Mrs Lewis Mackay, Birse Lodge Hotel, Aboyne, to Philippa Irene Saunders, daughter of Mr and Mrs H. Sellars, Normanby, Highgate, Cleethorpes. on 10 January 1940 at Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, .8
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Philippa Irene Myrell Saunders professional dancer is commemorated on the headstone erected by Jane Webster Kinnear in 1942 at Aboyne Kirkyard, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads In loving memory of my husband Lewis Mackay d. Birse Lodge Hotel 5 Dec. 1941 aged 55. My son Douglas d. 6 Aug. 1937 aged 14. Also in loving memory of our mother Jane Webster Kinnear d. Birse Lodge Hotel 17 Aug. 1954 aged 64.
    In loving memory of my dear wife Philippa Mackay a loving mother, grandmother & great-grandmother 6 June 1918 - 5 Sept. 1997.2

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory marriage 1940 Aberdeen ref 168/2 63, image held [Oct 2020].
  2. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland Monumental Inscriptions [Oct 2020].
  3. [S62] Website Deceased online (www.deceasedonline.com) St Thomas Aboyne Burial Register summary
    last name MacKay
    first names Philippa Irene Myrell
    Burial date 01 September 1997
    Authority Location Aboyne (St. Thomas) (Aberdeenshire) image held [Oct 2020].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory death 1997 Aboyne ref 330/ 57, no image [Oct 2020].
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Newspapers Collection The Era 1936 [Oct 2020].
  6. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index).
  7. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Newspapers Collection Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph 1939 [Oct 2020].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Newspapers Collection Aberdeen Press & Journal 1940 [Oct 2020].