**Stewart, Matthew**, mathematician, born at Rothesay; bred for the
Church, was for a time minister of Roseneath, and succeeded Maclaurin as
professor of Mathematics in Edinburgh in 1747; was the author of a
mathematical treatise or two, and the lifelong friend of Robert Simson
(1717-1785).

Definition taken from
*The Nuttall Encyclopædia*,
edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Stewart, Matthew