Electoral results for the district of Williams (New South Wales)

Williams, an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales was created in 1859 and abolished in 1880.[1][2][3]

Election Member Party
1859   Stephen Dark None
1860 by   Alexander Campbell None
1860   William Allen None
1864   Marshall Burdekin None
Jan 1866 by   Frederick Manton None
Apr 1866 by   John Nowlan None
1869
1872
1874   William Watson None
1877 by   William Johnston None
1877

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1870sEdit

1877Edit

1877 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Thursday 1 November [4]
Candidate Votes %
William Johnston (re-elected) 516 51.0
John Booth (defeated) 495 49.0
Total formal votes 1,011 96.1
Informal votes 41 3.9
Turnout 1,052 70.7
William Johnston had won the seat at the 1877 by-election. John Booth was one of the sitting members for East Macquarie.

1877 by-electionEdit

1877 The Williams by-election
Monday 12 February [5]
Candidate Votes %
William Johnston (elected) 526 56.4
John Nowlan 409 43.6
Total formal votes 938 98.4
Informal votes 15 1.6
Turnout 953 68.2
William Watson resigned.[5]

1874Edit

1874–75 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Thursday 31 December 1874 [6]
Candidate Votes %
William Watson (elected) 400 51.8
George Stephen 373 48.3
Total formal votes 773 97.6
Informal votes 19 2.4
Turnout 792 59.6

1872Edit

1872 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Friday 8 March [7]
Candidate Votes %
John Nowlan (re-elected) 423 50.4
William Watson 416 49.6
Total formal votes 839 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 839 64.1

Elections in the 1860sEdit

1869Edit

1869–70 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Wednesday 22 December 1869 [8]
Candidate Votes %
John Nowlan (re-elected) 473 61.0
William Mullen 222 28.7
William Watson 69 8.9
Francis O'Brien 11 1.4
Total formal votes 775 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 775 64.6

April 1866 by-electionEdit

1866 Williams by-election
Thursday 19 April [9]
Candidate Votes %
John Nowlan (elected) 375 49.2
Joseph Abbott 205 26.9
Archibald Jacob 182 23.9
Total formal votes 762 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 762 57.0
The seat of Frederick Manton was declared vacant due to insolvency.[9]

January 1866 by-electionEdit

1866 Williams by-election
Monday 22 January [10][11]
Candidate Votes %
Frederick Manton (elected) 366 56.1
Marshall Burdekin (defeated) 260 39.9
Henry Ellis 26 4.0
Joseph Abbott[a] 0 0.0
Total formal votes 652 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 652 57.0
Marshall Burdekin was appointed Colonial Treasurer in the fourth Cowper ministry.[10]

1864Edit

1864–65 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Thursday 8 December 1864 [13]
Candidate Votes %
Marshall Burdekin (re-elected) 293 50.3
Frederick Manton 177 30.4
William Allen (defeated) 112 19.2
J West 0 0.0
Total formal votes 582 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 578 58.1
William Allen was the sitting member. Marshall Burdekin was the sitting member for Liverpool Plains

1860Edit

1860 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Friday 14 December [14]
Candidate Votes %
William Allen (elected) unopposed  

1860 by-electionEdit

1860 The Williams by-election
Thursday 16 February [15]
Candidate Votes %
Alexander Campbell (elected) 143 54.2
William Allen 121 45.8
Total formal votes 264 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 264 30.8
Stephen Dark resigned.[15]

Elections in the 1850sEdit

1859Edit

1859 New South Wales colonial election: The Williams
Thursday 16 June [16]
Candidate Votes %
Stephen Dark (elected) 324 58.4
Samuel Gordon (defeated) 231 41.6
Total formal votes 555 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 555 64.8
Samuel Gordon was the member for the abolished district of Durham.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The New South Wales elections results database lists Joseph Abbott as a candidate. The report of the nominations by the Maitland Mercury says that Abbott withdrew in favour of Frederick Manton to avoid splitting the liberal vote.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  5. ^ a b Green, Antony. "February 1877 The Williams by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  6. ^ Green, Antony. "1874-5 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "1872 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1869-70 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  9. ^ a b Green, Antony. "April 1866 Williams by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  10. ^ a b Green, Antony. "January 1866 Williams by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  11. ^ "The Williams: declaration of the poll". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 27 January 1866. p. 4. Retrieved 8 November 2020 – via Trove.
  12. ^ "The Williams electorate: the nomination". The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser. 20 January 1866. p. 4. Retrieved 8 November 2020 – via Trove.
  13. ^ Green, Antony. "1864-5 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  14. ^ Green, Antony. "1860 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  15. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1860 The Williams by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  16. ^ Green, Antony. "1859 The Williams". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2020.