Edward Malloch (1801–1867) was a merchant and political figure in Upper Canada. Born in Scotland, Edward Malloch settled in Richmond about the time of the building of the Rideau Canal, shortly after the area was settled by members of the 100th Regiment of Foot. There he married Margaret Lindsey Hill of Amherstburg and daughter of Maria Hill. Edward and Margaret opened a general store which supplied the workers during the building of the Rideau Canal, where Malloch was a "merchant, politician and local land shark" buying at least 8,000 acres in the Richmond area plus 5,100 acres in Loyalist rights. They later moved to Bytown (now Ottawa) where he served with the Carleton militia, becoming captain in 1837
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A given name (also known as a first name or forename) is the part of a personal name that identifies a person, potentially with a middle name as well, and differentiates that person from the other members of a group (typically a family or clan) who have a common surname. The term given name refers to a name bestowed at or close to the time of birth, usually by the parents of the newborn. A Christian name is the first name which is given at baptism, in Christian custom.
In informal situations, given names are often used in a familiar and friendly manner. In more formal situations, a person's surname is more commonly used—unless a distinction needs to be made between people with the same surname