Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Poor Law enquiry
- Hillside Church, Shetland's first Free Church, was built.
- Uyeasound Kirk was built.
Author and antiquarian Gilbert Goudie was born.
The Johanna Engenre, laden with a cargo of timber, of Brevik, Norway, and in passage out of Stathelle, Norway, broke from her moorings and drove ashore in Bressay Sound.
Robert Bell was appointed Sheriff Substitute of Zetland.