The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Mathematician, born in Kilmoden, Argyllshire; was professor of Mathematics in Aberdeen and in Edinburgh; wrote a "Treatise on Fluxions," in defence of Newton against Berkeley, and an "Account of Newton's Discoveries"; did much to give an impetus to mathematical study in Scotland (1698-1746).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'MacLaurin, Colin'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/maclaurin-colin.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.