[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835] (unless otherwise stated)
"STAGSDEN, a parish in the hundred of WILLEY, county of BEDFORD, 5 miles (W. by S.) from Bedford, containing 542 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £ 8, endowed with £200 royal bounty. Lord Hampden was patron in 1811. The church is dedicated to St. Leonard."