Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The old Cross Kirk, Eshaness, was demolished.
- The Wheelheart, a vessel laden with a cargo of copper and hides, of The Netherlands, wrecked, most probably in the vicinity of the Stuis of Graveland, Yell, in either 1664 or 1694. (the available records are in dispute).
- An unidentified vessel, laden with a cargo of Russian hides, registered in The Netherlands, wrecked in the vicinity of Harold's Wick, Unst.
- An unidentified "foreign" vessel laden with a cargo of hides and in passage to the West Indies, wrecked in Lunda Wick, Unst. All of the crew was saved, as was the cargo.
Thomas Cheyne 2 of Vaila, the forth Laird Cheyne of Vaila, was in pupillarity when his father died. He possessed the estates for about 45 years. On 9th August, 1664, he was compelled by Alexander Douglas of Spynie, then chamberlain for the Earldom of Orkney, to feudalize his lands by accepting two charters from him. From these deeds is learned the extent of the family possession, viz., 160 merks in the parish of Walls, 161¾ in Sandness, 81 in Sandsting, 18 in Weisdale, 6 in Northmaven, 74¼ in Fetlar, and 102-7/8 in Unst, making in all 603-7/8.
Laurence Bruce, the first Laird Bruce of Symbister, was second son of Robert Bruce, (second Laird Bruce of Sumburgh). He received the lands and estate of Symbister from his father, and had charter from Alexander Douglas of Spynie, commissioner for the Earldom, of 16 merks land in Symbister, and others, 12th August, 1664.