Tag Archives: Coprolite


Published: January 16, 2006    Last modified: November 28, 2016

I'm not sure how I came by this link about Coprolite or why it has taken such a long time to find, but since it pertains to Coprolite and the village of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, I thought I should record it here. My line of JACKLIN's originate from this area; the England and Wales Census 1871 records my great great grandfather Daniel JACKLIN 1842-1897's occupation as 'Coprolite labourer'.

Wikipedia also has an entry for Coprolite.

2016-11-28 Another very good article about Coprolite: The Coprolite Industry in Meldreth. Meldreth is just a few miles from Orwell and Whaddon where my JACKLIN and PEARCE lines originate.

The Coprolite Industry

Published: May 20, 2005    Last modified: November 28, 2016

The England and Wales Census 1871 records the occupation of my gg grandfather Daniel JACKLIN 1842-1897 as 'coprolite labourer'. During this period of the 19th century the Coprolite industry provided plenty of work for the villages such as Orwell and Whaddon, south-west of Cambridge, England.

2015-03-08 The original link is broken; here is an alternative at Wikipedia.