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Phil Gyford  •  Link

Unthank was Elizabeth Pepys' tailor, and he had a large shop at Charing Cross.

Sasha Clarkson  •  Link

Unthank is an interesting name: there are a few hamlets/small villages named Unthank in the North of England; there's even an Unthank Hall. However, I suspect that more people live in Norwich's Unthank Road than in all of the other places put together.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unthank

According to Ancestry, the meaning derives from Old English unthanc ‘without consent’, i.e. a squatter’s holding.

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