Historically, Stapenhill was a parish in Derbyshire, under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction
of Lichfield, but its contiguity with Burton on Trent, in Staffordshire, makes it
imperative to search resources of both counties. In his 1789 "View of the Present
State of Derbyshire", James Pilkington notes that "The village of Stapenhill contains
sixty-eight houses, but of this number forty-seven stand within the parish of Burton".
the establishment of civil registration in 1837, Stapenhill, although still part
of Derbyshire, was incorporated into the Burton upon Trent Registration District,
Staffordshire. In 1894 it was officially transferred to the borough of Burton on