Death of Rev John Gray, who leaves his valuable collection of books to the town to create a public library.
Adam Skirving, songwriter famous for composing Hey Johnnie Cope Are Ye Waukin’ Yet?, is born in the town.
Town House is built to a design by William Adam (although little of his original design now exists)
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church built in Church Street.
Another major flood, with the Tyne reportedly rising 17 feet.