James Austen was an English clergyman, best known for being the eldest brother of celebrated novelist Jane Austen. His father's living had been in Steventon, Hampshire, and James succeeded him in this position, in 1801.
- Meredith Hindley (January/February 2013). "The Mysterious Miss Austen: Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.". Humanities 34 (1). Archived from the original on 2020-12-17. https://web.archive.org/web/20201217010057/https://www.neh.gov/humanities/2013/januaryfebruary/feature/the-mysterious-miss-austen. Retrieved 2021-02-20. "James, the eldest, succeeded his father as the parson of Steventon.".