1) A carrier or porter. The terms have been noted only in Beverley.

1367 Ordinacio portitorum et crelemen

1381 Johannes Creler’, Barliholme

1409 pro cariagio tegularum computant cum crelers

1467 cariator, portitor vel creler

1628 no creler, cadger or carrier ... until he obtains a licence, Beverley. Clearly the porters in Beverley carried heavy loads, probably on their backs, and the creels they used may have been made of wicker work.

spellings creelman
dates 1367 1381 1409 1628

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