In 1860 Mary PINK married her cousin John MANT. Mary's mother and John's father were sister and brother. These were Betsey MANT who married Henry Peachey PINK in 1821, my great-great-grandparents, and William Hardham MANT who married Sarah BLUNDEN in 1827. William and Betsey's parents were Daniel MANT and Mary (nee HARDHAM). All these families were from Birdham in West Sussex. When John MANT married Mary PINK he was described as a widower but I found no suitable previous marriage in parish registers or on the Sussex Marriage Index CD published by SFHG and thus, finding this intriguing. I started researching the couple.