[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"HUNTINGDON, comprises the parishes of All Saints,St. Benedict,St. John,St. Mary, it is a market town, municipal and parliamentary borough and county town, in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 59 miles north of London by the Great Northern railway; it is also a station on the St. Ives, Huntingdon, and Cambridge branch of the Great Eastern railway. It stands on a gently rising ground, near the line of the ancient Ermine Street, not far from the site of the Roman station Durolipons - The Ouse, which separates it from the village of Godmanchester, is crossed by an ancient stone bridge of six arches, forming part of a causeway constructed above the meadows, which are frequently inundated by the river." (There is more of this description).
"ABBOT'S CHAIR, a stone in the parish of Huntingdon, and near Huntingdon, on the borders of the parishes of Old Hurst and Woodhurst, in the hundred of Hurstingstone, and county of Huntingdon, 4 miles north-east of Huntingdon, and 69 north of London. It receives the first affix of its name from an Austin friary, founded by Eustace de Lovetot, in the reign of Henry II.; but of which no traces now remain."
"PORT HOLME, a level field adjoining the town of Huntingdon and in the parish of Huntingdon, county Hunts, where the races are held. It is situated on the river Ouse, and once belonged to the Protector Cromwell.
The full 1841 Census of Huntingdon and its Parishes is available as fiche set C101.
The full 1851 Census of Huntingdon and its Parishes is available as fiche set C51.
A surname index of the 1881 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District, in which all four Huntingdon parishes were enumerated (RG11/1604, Folios 4a - 12a), and which took place on 3rd April 1881, is available as fiche set C3.
A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District (RG12/1237) in which the four Huntingdon parishes and the Huntingdon Union Workhouse were enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, is available as fiche set C9.
A breakdown of population figures for each of the four parishes of Huntingdon up to 1921 can be found on each of those pagish pages. From 1951 the Borough population figures include the parish of Hartford.