John McLaughlin, who was a shoemaker, (1) became the next Postmaster. (2) He conducted the business in the cottage of J Stevens on the Great Western Road. (3) He did not last very long, as there was probably no money in the business. He had for his sureties, James Sanders, Innkeeper and Philpott Robbins, Wheelwright from Penrith, (4) whose son Edward became the Postmaster in 1888.
- Baptismal Records, St Marys Magdalene Church, Local History Section, Penrith Library,
- Nepean Times 8 November 1924, Date of appointment 1 August 1855.
- AA Evans, The Post Offices of St Marys, Local History Section, Penrith Library, p 4. Note now the site of the St Marys Band Club.
- AA Evans, St Marys Post Office History, LHS, Penrith Library, p 6