Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- An unidentified vessel, but stated to have been 'armed', and of 'foreign' regsitration, wrecked on stacks to the east of Housa Voe, Papa Stour circa 1750.
- An unidentified vessel, laden with a cargo of timber, wrecked at Sand Wick.
- An unidentified, Norwegian registered vessel, laden with a cargo of timber wrecked in the Bay of Quendale. This may possibly be the vessel who's cargo the Rev John Mill used to provide pews in the Cross Kirk, Dunrossness, and build a Manse for himself. The entry immediately above may possibly be a duplicate entry for this vessel, as the two locations are often confused in old records.
- A brig, registered in The Netherlands, but otherwise unidentified, wrecked in a bay at Houlland, Yell circa 1750.
- An unidentified full rigged ship is recorded as having wrecked at Body Geo on Helli Ness, Cunningsburgh circa 1750. However it has not been possible so far to locate a site on Helli Ness known by this name.
- The Juffrau Dorothea, laden with a cargo of herring, of Denmark, from Norway, and for Amsterdam, The Netherlands wrecked on the Ness of Queyon, Otters Wick, East Yell. All of the crew were saved.
Thomas Dundas (2nd), MP of Orkney and Shetland, was born.
After his wife Clementina died in 1748, John Bruce (2), forth Laird Bruce of Symbister, married Christina, daughter of Thomas Gifford of Busta.
John Balfour, MP of Orkney ans Shetland, was born.