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.