Roderick MacAulay, Kirkebost.
Roderick MacAulay from Kirkebost was the laird of Balelone. His great-grandfather, Norman Thompson, came as a shepherd to Griminish. The contributor worked for Roderick Kirkebost, who made dinner for him one day. During the course of conversation, Roderick Kirkebost asked the contributor what he thought his great-grandfather would say about him now being the laird of Balelone. The contributor replied that he would be of the same opinion as himself; that he thought he would never see the day when he would be waited upon by a laird!
Discussion at the end about the Thompsons. There were eight girls in the family.