1865 List of Persons entitled to vote in Charmouth
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Sir John Hawkshaw (1811-1891), the Famous Railway Engineer stood as an unsuccessful Liberal candidate at Andover in 1863, and intended to do the same at Lyme Regis in 1865, where he bought an estate nearby at Charmouth in 1864, but was prevented by his holding of government appointments. His son,John Clarke Hawkshaw (1841-1921) standing instead, lost by 9 votes. It is interesting that his son had only just left Cambridge and in the same year joined his fathers practise.