I've just been trying to find a Church marriage having seen it listed in Code: UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960 for 1913 Where on it says either absorbed or absolved, can anyone say just what it means please? given the later date. There are several similar ones, I wondered if the Church marriage had been delayed while ships at sea or some such. I haven't found the Church record for them yet. . 1939 gives her birth date as 1896 when ever other record states 1887. Elizabeth Annie Eve.