Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Robert Bruce (1), third son and heir of John Bruce (1) of Symbister, has disposition of the estate of Symbister from his father.
- Laurence Bruce, who became the third Laird Bruce of Braewick, married, (contract dated 4th April, 1722), Anne Margareta, daughter of Arthur Nicolson of Lochend.
- George Douglas, 13th Earl of Morton, elected as MP for Orkney & Shetland. He had previously represented the constituency from 1713 to 1715.
A vessel named the Bettie is recorded as having wrecked at an unspecified location on or near Shetland on or before this date.