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 Huntingdon
(St Benedict) was enumerated (RG11/1604, Folios 16a - 31a), and which took place on 3rd April
1881, is also available as fiche set C3.
A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Huntingdon Registration District (RG12/1237) in
which Huntingdon (St Benedict) parish was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891,
is also available as fiche set C9.
The church of St Benedict's no longer exists. It originally stood on the north side of the
Queen's Head Inn (44 High Street), which itself also has gone. A part of the churchyard remained
well into the 20th century but all has now been built over.
The church was granted in the time of Henry I to Huntingdon Priory by Rodbriht, the Deacon of
Huntingdon, and is one of four mentioned in the Papal confirmation of 1147 to the Priory. The
fabric suffered much in the English Civil War, but the tower remained standing "very ruinous
and useless" until 1802 when it was taken down; some parts of the foundations of the church
still remain. There are frequent bequests for the repair of the church in Wills of the late
15th and early 16th centuries.
A plan to unite the parish with
St. Mary was set on foot in 1656, and in 1661 was finally
approved by Royal Warrant.