Edwin JEUNE had been born on the British Channel Island of Jersey in about 1851. Initially schooled in the seafaring arts, he took up clerical work in his 20s, and by about 1874 he was working on the south shore of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, probably at Paspebiac. There he met and married in 1875 a girl named Martha Jane ALLEN. Soon after marriage, Edwin & Martha moved to a mining community in Quebec's Eastern Townships, near Sherbrooke. There were 3 children in all from the marriage - Aubrey Edwin, Annie Louisa, and Kate. By about 1890, the family was living in Toronto, and there Annie Louisa met and married William Thomas Alexander JOHNSTON (see The Family of William Thomas Alexander & Annie Louisa [nee Jeune] Johnston).