Any Pre-1688 Clues for Robert Hall of Mendon, MA?

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After eliminating the christening records for his daughter Mary Hall in the bigger English indexes, my theory is that Mary was born in Mendon, MA where her father was living from at least 1688 to his death in 1727. She could not have been born earlier than 1687, having her last child in 1736.

I know her birth just wasn't recorded--but not having an identity for her mother is vexing. Has anyone found any clues at all for Robert Hall, his wife or possible in-laws in records in colonial records?
WikiTree profile: Robert Hall
in Genealogy Help by Jason F. G2G2 (2.1k points)

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Robert Hall, mentioned in the record of Mary Hall

Name: Robert Hall
Sex: Male
Wife: Mary
Daughter: Mary Hall

Other information in the record of Mary Hall

from England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name: Mary Hall
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 21 Jan 1687
Christening Date (Original): 21 JAN 1687
Christening Place: OTTERY SAINT MARY,DEVON,ENGLAND
Father's Name: Robert Hall
Mother's Name: Mary

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9ST-XHQ : 11 February 2018, Robert Hall in entry for Mary Hall, 21 Jan 1687); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 962,974, 962,975.

by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (984k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Hi David, thanks so much for your response. Unfortunately this probably isn't the right Mary Hall--Robert Hall appears in town records of Mendon as far back as Jan. 11, 1685/6, so its unlikely he had a daughter in England in 1687. This means Mary was almost certainly born in Mendon, which has no record.
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Robert Hall, England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

Name: Robert Hall
Event Type: Baptism
Event Date: 26 Mar 1620
Event Place: Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Leicestershire,England,Long Whatton
Religion: Anglican
Baptism Date: 26 Mar 1620
Father's Name: William
Record Number: GBPRS/LEICS/BAP/00692206
Affiliate Image Identifier: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=S2/GBPRS/LEICS/102228679/00034

Citing this Record

"England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP4S-1TY3 : 6 June 2018), Robert Hall, 26 Mar 1620; records extracted by findmypast, images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Baptism, Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, page , Citing the Record Office of Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland, Wigston, UK.

by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (984k points)

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