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The Williams - By-election (Roll: 1,143)
Nominations: Thursday, 18 January 1866, Polling: Monday, 22 January 1866
Candidate Votes Votes %
Burdekin, Marshall (Defeated) 260 39.88
Ellis, Henry Wilfred 26 3.99
Manton, Frederick Julian (Elected) 366 56.13
Abbott, Joseph Palmer 0 0.00
Formal Votes 652
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 652 57.04
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: Marshall Burdekin was appointed Colonial Treasurer by Cowper on 4 January 1866 but was defeated at the ministerial by-election, the Cowper government falling the same week.
Source: Maitland Mercury, report of nominations, 20 January 1866, p.4 col.3-6, results reporting declaration of poll, 27 January, p.4 col.4 including booth details. SMH, report of nominations, 22 January, p.2 col.4-5, results 24 January, p.7 col.2, reported as 'full returns'. JP Abbott was nominated, had published an address, Mercury 16 January, p.1 col.3, but received no votes. An Alfred Fairless was also nominated, but withdrew stating that he was not on the electoral roll anywhere in the state.