Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- New Statistical Account published
John Cheyne 2 of Tangwick, who later became the sixth Laird Cheyne of Tangwick , was born.
Doctor and author Arthur Edmondston died.
- 14th or 26th
The Norges Constitution, a schooner, laden with a cargo of salt fish, of and from Drontheim (now Trondheim), Norway, for Barcelona, Spain was beached on Vementry after springing a leak. All of the crew were saved, but some locals were later drowned while plundering the wreck.