Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Salt tax imposed.
- First custom house built in Lerwick.
The Ark, a vessel laden with general cargo and passengers, in passage for the 'North Isles' foundered with the loss of all aboard on or before this date.
- The Fortuna, a brig of Schleswig (Southern Jutland), in passage with a cargo of timber deals and iron from Gothenburg, Sweden wrecked at Clugan, Unst. All of the crew and the cargo were saved.