Creatur meaning

1861, George Eliot, Silas Marner.

But it was observed with some irritation in the village, that anybody but a "blind creatur" like Marner would have seen the man prowling about, for how came he to leave his tinder-box in the ditch close by, if he hadn't been lingering there?

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1799, George Eliot, Adam Bede.

"Frightened, very frightened, when they first brought her in; it was the first sight of the crowd and the judge, poor creatur.

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