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Froome and Field Talfourd

Froome and Field Talfourd

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

Froome and Field Talfourd

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Lambton
The Township of St. Clair
On the northeast corner of
the St. Clair Parkway and Church Street
2.5 km north of Hill Street in Corunna

Coordinates: N 42 54.596 W 82 27.375


Plaque Text

Froome (1807-1902) and Field (1815-74) Talfourd emigrated from England in 1832 and in the following year took up adjoining lots here in Moore Township. Froome had previously served in H.M.S. Ariadne under Captain Frederick Marryat, the author. Field soon moved to the United States, then back to England, where he became an accomplished portraitist. Froome purchased his brother's lot and laid out the townplot of "Froomfield" on the combined property in 1836. He later became a magistrate, commissioner of the court of requests, and a lieutenant-colonel in the Kent militia. As "visiting superintendent" to the local Indian reserves, Froome lived in Sarnia from 1855 to 1868, when he returned to England.


Sarnia Plaques

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> Posted September 23, 2012
I found the printing on the plaque worn and faint. It was difficult to read because the sign was too far away from the fence by the river.

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