Birth of Jane Welsh, who was to become one of the great letter writers of her age. She married essayist Thomas Carlyle in 1826.
Waterloo Bridge by the Poldrate Mill is built and is named after the battle of Waterloo (the foundation stone having been laid on the anniversary of the battle).
Birth of Samuel Smiles, government reformer and author, best remembered for his work, Self-Help (1859).
Additions made to the Town House – three cells, a spacious town hall, and a 150-feet spire from designs by Gillespie Graham.
Opening of Haddington railway station.
Building of the Corn Exchange.
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is built in Poldrate.
Completion of the Knox Memorial Institute to house the grammar school of Haddington (later Knox Academy).
Birth of William Gillies, renowned artist and principal of Edinburgh College of Art.
The twin steel arched Victoria Bridge was commissioned from civil engineers Belfrage & Carfrae, Edinburgh.