In my first foray into the 1921 Scotland census I’ found both of my grandfathers with their families very quickly.
Pictured are both of my grandfathers’ fathers: One great-grandfather has taken me by surprise with his employer (Grafton Dynamos) and one great-grandfather was working for a reassuringly expected employer (Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society).
It was also so lovely to easily find 2 great-uncles and 1 great-aunt in 1921.
It was slightly more convoluted finding my fisherman great-grandfather in the 1921 Scotland census but really very straightforward and quick.
I knew from my gran that her birthplace in Buckpool was shared between 2 households and that’s exactly what the 1921 census shows.
In one half of the house, my 2 x great-grandparents (with my 2 x great-grandfather unexpectedly labouring for a local boatyard) with 2 of my 2 x great-uncles and my half great-uncle, and in the other half of the house, my great -grandparents who had married the previous year.
My great-grandfather is a self employed fisherman as expected but on the census schedule with the wrong first name (I’m really not surprised the census enumerator got confused).
Pictured are my great-grandparents outside the house that they were all living in in 1921.
Sources: 1921 census entries on the Scotland’s People website.