1) In 1863 is it likely that a a couple could be married at a Registry Office, not a church involved, I would imagine it to be possible but I don't know? 2) In 1894 is it likely that a person could die and be buried without the church involvement, i.e. therefore no Parish Burial Register entry? An Eliza Card's marriage to Edward Hammond was registered June quarter of 1863 at Chelmsford Registry District, which means Sandon or Chelmsford could most likely be the marriage place and of course other places in that Registry District An ancestor Sarah Card nee Warner died 18 Feb 1894 at Chelmsford, Essex, Sarah and husband, John Card married and baptised children at Sandon, Essex from 1836 and they were in Sandon until at least 1881 when her husband John died there. I have searched Ancestry's Essex Parish Register Index, FreeReg, Family Search and the initial search on FMP for the burial and the marriage, with no success, no matter what I try. Of the 10 out of 11 children who lived to be married, the marriage of Eliza Card and Edward is the only one I failed to find in Parish Registers, burials of John and Sarah Card's children, not so good but they scattered at and after marriage. Btw I did search for a remarriage for Sara Card and under her maiden name Sarah Warner 1881 to 1895, just in case, zero result.