Born by about 1607, based on estimated date of marriage. A carpenter who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1630. First settled in Boston; moved Charlestown in 1632. Died in Charlestown 16 July 1659 (recorded twice, and described once as ensign and once as deacon).
Married by 14 October 1632 Joanna _____; she married (2) Charlestown 24 September 1662 Richard Jacob. She died at Charlestown on 28 November 1681 (as "Mrs. Joanna Jacob of Charles Towne, relict of Mr. Richard Jacob of Ipswich").
Joanna Hale, sister of Robert Hale, may have been the wife of Edward Larkin of Charlestown, and later of John Penticost, also of Charlestown.
Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project.
“Robert Hale came from Kent, England, to Charlestown, Mass., in 1632, and was one of those set off from the Church in Boston to form the First Church of Charlestown, of which he was a deacon. He was a blacksmith by trade, and was appointed by the General Court as a surveyor of the New Plantation. He died July 19, 1659. The Christian name of his wife was Jane.”
--Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settled Families, Chicago: J. H. Beers, 1903, p. 39.