GALLOWAY, CHRISTOPHER [SSNE 1048]

Surname
GALLOWAY, HALLOWAY, HOLLOWAY
First name
CHRISTOPHER, CHRISTOPHOROV

Text source

Christopher Galloway is said by Jeremy Howard to have been of 'mysterious background'. He was probably descended from Christopher Galloway, a burgess in Haddington, East Lothian. He arrived in Russia in 1621 and remained active there until 1645. He was designated "Master of Horological and Hydrolic Matters" and constructed a clock for the Spasskii [or the Saviour's] Tower in the Kremlin wall.

J. Howard, 'The Scottish Kremlin Builder. Christopher Galloway; Clockmaker, Architect and Engineer to Tsar Mikhail, the first Romanov' (Edinburgh, 1997).

Service record

RUSSIA, MOSCOW
Departed 1645-12-31
Capacity CRAFTSMAN, purpose ROYAL SERVANT