Catherine Gurney WAKEFIELD 
- Born: 27 Jul 1793, Old Jewry MDX
- Marriage (1): Rev Charles Martin TORLESSE  on 7 Apr 1823 in St Helens Ipswich, SFK
- Died: 26 Apr 1873 aged 79
- Buried: Stoke By Nayland SFK
Catherine worked with Elizabeth Fry at Newgate prison and on the convict ships.
Monday last was married, the Rev Charles Martin Torlesse, of Trinity College Cambridge, to Catherine Gurney, eldest daughter of Edward Wakefield, Esq. of this town.
Ipswich Journal 12 April 1823, also The Examiner 13 April 1823 & Bury and Norwich Post 16 April 1823
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1. Letter from Catherine G Torlesse: to Edward Liveing Jnr, 15 Jan 1853, Stoke By Nayland SFK.
Liveing Archive IMG 2383 - 2384
My dear Edward
You will be glad to hear that two days ago I received nice letters from Charles  dated August 2 and 5 - He was delighted at the idea of Henry's  arrival and says he has every prospect of finding good employment for him which is very satisfactory - he speaks encouragingly of his own prospects and was very much heartened with the collection which I had made for his church - The future? of his domestic life is most happy and gives me firm assurance that Henry will associate with none but gentleman. . . . . . . Lesterton? Sadler has been here today to tell us that he has obtained his father & mothers consent to go and that he hopes to leave in March - you will be glad to hear that Susan is mending tho slowly - I do not now expect to see much progress . . . . .
Always affectionately yours
Stoke January 15, 1853
Catherine married Rev Charles Martin TORLESSE  [MRIN: 535], son of John TORLESSE  and Anna Maria ROBINSON , on 7 Apr 1823 in St Helens Ipswich, SFK. (Rev Charles Martin TORLESSE  was born on 29 May 1795 in St George Bloomsbury, died on 12 Jul 1881 in Stoke By Nayland SFK and was buried on 16 Jul 1881 in Stoke By Nayland SFK.)