Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Hillswick Kirk was built.
- Dutch East Indiaman Rijnenburg wrecked at Baltasound. The salvage from the wreck was stored in Muness Castle.
- Thomas Gifford of Busta, Stuart & Justiciar-Depute of Zetland, writes A Historical Description of The Zetland Islands.
- Robert Bruce, seventh Laird of Sumburgh, married Alicia, daughter of Sir John Dalmahoy, of that Ilk, Bart.
The Dronnengen, believed to have been of The Netherlands, drove ashore derelict at the "Ness of Isleburgh", Northmavine. It has not been possible so far to locate a site known as the "Ness of Isleburgh" in Northmavine, and it may be reasonable to presume that the otherwise un-named promontory upon which "Isleburgh" stands, to the south of Mangaster Voe, is what is being referred to.
- An unidentified sail sloop, laden with a cargo of fish (herring), regsitered in Anstruther, Fife, Scotland and in passage from an unidentified port on the Moray Firth, Scotland, for Gothenburg, Sweden, wrecked on Noss, or possibly an unidentified Ness on Whalsay.