Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Clementina Bruce Stewart, wife of John Bruce Stewart, the fourth Laird of Symbister, died.
- An unidentified vessel is recorded as having been wrecked on the Ve Skerries.
- An unidentified vessel laden with a cargo of fish, registered in The Netherlands, is recorded as having wrecked on "Vaila Head". No such location is known to exist, and any one of a number of locations around the coast of the Isle of Vaila are probably strong possibilities for the location.
John Gifford, eldest son of Thomas Gifford and heir to Busta House, along with his three brothers, a tutor, and the boatman. Were lost at sea while crossing the voe to Wethersta.
- The Two Brothers, is recorded as having "stranded" in Bressay Sound.
The Christiansand, of Denmark, laden with a cargo of timber, wrecked in the Bay of Quendale.
An unidentified vessel, registered in The Netherlands, laden with a cargo of fish, wrecked on the Ness of Ireland, Bigton.
The William & Robert, a topsail schooner commanded by James Calder and laden with 2,492 ling and 385 cod bound for Hamburg, was run ashore in a gale at Donald's Gio, Saltness, Whalsay. The crew survived. The wreck was bought at auction for £19 sterling by Baillie Andrew Horrie, the salvagers receiving £17 and the owner Robert Hunter of Lunna but £2.