Have you searched some of the historic directories for your ancestors? The Historic Directories Project is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history. Below is the 1882 Kelly's Directory page for Fordham in Essex, where my ancestor Joseph Green was noted as a major landholder. He also appears in earlier Post Office Directories, also available from the same site. The Historic Directories can be search by Location, Decade or Keyword, and is free to use.