Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The building of Tingwall Kirk started, and the old St. Magnus Church was demolished.
- Bigton House was built.
- Thomas Irvine of Midbrake was born.
The Adventure, a sloop, in ballast, of Lerwick, from Baltasound, Unst and for Busta Voe, Delting, wrecked on Quida Ness, West Voe, Papa Stour.
The Shetland, a sail sloop laden with a cargo of salt fish, of and for Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, from Shetland wrecked on the south end of Linga, Walls.