Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- John Gifford, second Laird Gifford of Busta, married Agnes, second daughter of Thomas Leslie of Ustaness.
- Robert Hunter of Lunna, the first Hunter of Lunna House, married Margaret, third and youngest daughter of Thomas Leslie of Ustaness.
- Robert Gifford, first Laird Gifford of Busta died, 73 years old.
The St Francisco, a vessel registered in either Bayonne, France or possibly Bergen, Norway, wrecked in the Bay of Quendale, Dunrossness. All of the crew were saved.