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The Williams - By-election (Roll: 1,143)
Nominations: Saturday, 14 April 1866, Polling: Thursday, 19 April 1866
Candidate Votes Votes %
Abbott, Joseph Palmer 205 26.90
Jacob, Archibald Hamilton 182 23.88
Nowlan, John (Elected) 375 49.21
Formal Votes 762
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 762 66.67
Cause Category: Bankrupt/Insolvent
Notes: Sitting MP FJ Manton was declared insolvent. Nowlan is listed as 'John Robertson Nowlan' in the report of nomination, but this middle name has not been used in line with his listing in the Parliamentary Record.
Source: Maitland Mercury, report of nominations 17 April 1866, p.2 col.3-6, results 21 April, p.5 col.1-3 including booth details. SMH results 23 April, p.2 col.5, reporting result as declaration of poll and including booth details.