Richard Stallings was born about 1630 in Lincolnshire, England. He came by ship to the American Colonies in 1652 and settled in Calvert Co., Maryland. His passage aboard the ship was paid by Anthony Soloway, and by 1657, Richard appears as a land owner. He married -- Kingland, daughter of Anthony Kingland, and raised a large family, dying in 1703 and leaving a will. Maryland Wills vol. 11 p. 417-419 "In the name of God amen, Richard Sterlings of Calvert Co., in the province of Maryland being sick and weak of body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise be therefore given unto Almighty God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, Hopeing through the merrits of death and passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life. And my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. And as touching the disposition of all such temporale Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose as followeth; First I will that my debts and funeral charges be fully paid and satisfied. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son John Stallings 250 acres of land called by the name of Stallings lot to him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Richard Stallings a parcell of land containing 350 acres called by the name of Thatchum to him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. I also give unto my son Richard one negroe boy named Doy to be delivered unto him at my decease, and I also give unto my son Richard one third part of my orchard during the space of three years. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Jacob Stallings all that parcell of land called by the name of 'Brook Neck' containing 150 acres and also one other parcell of land bought of Henry Cox called The Meadows containing one hundred and eighty and six acres to him and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. I also give unto my son Jacob one negroe boy named Ego, and one feather bed and furniture (viz) one rug, one pair blankitts, one bolster and pillow, and curtains and vallings and one flock bed and furniture which said bedding he now hath in his possession and two cows and calves all which things is to be delivered at my decease. And I also give my son Jacob one third part of my orchard upon my now dwelling Plantation during the space of three years and my will is also that my son Jacob Stalling be at age to enjoy his estate at my decease.