Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- First Baptist church established at Dunrossness by a local fisherman, Sinclair Thomson.
- Bressay Kirk was built.
The Wenskabminde, a galliot laden with timber and tar, of and from Drontheim (now Trondheim), Norway for Liverpool, England wrecked on the west coast of Yell. All of the crew were saved.
An unidentified vessel, classed as a fishing boat, registered in Shetland, either capsized or foundered at or near Cunningsburgh with the loss of five souls.
- The Lord Fife, of Scotland, wrecked in Yell Sound. (N.B. See also entry for the Fife on December 6th).
A number of vessels were lost or sighted in situations of potential danger on this date. An unidentified brig, laden with a cargo of timber (logs) is recorded as having wrecked 'near' Clumlie, Dunrossness. A seperate record also exists of an unidentified brig, believed to have been from the Baltic, and also laden with timber (logs - of which 150 washed ashore), having wrecked 'near' Lerwick with the loss of all hands. These may well be duplicate records of the same vessel, or two seperate vessels, but there is insufficent information available to make a judgement either way.
- The Fife, a sloop, of Lerwick, and operating as a trader, wrecked in Yell Sound. All of the crew were saved. (N.B. See also entry for the Lord Fife in October).
- Up to another five vessels were reported sighted in what is described as "perilous" situations along the coast. No information is available concerning their eventual fates.
The vessel Favourite drove ashore in Lerwick Harbour.