Although it is possible that an uncle married his niece, I am surprised they got married in their home parish, unless the vicar did not know the exact relationship between them. I have found several cases of first cousins marrying in my family, however they travelled to well outside their usual parish, presumably so that the vicar did not realise.
Is it possible that it was someone marrying a second cousin, or an even more distant relationship with the same name? Even if the family themselves were unaware of the law, I would have thought that the vicar would have known whether or not the marriage was legal.
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