James Stevenson, Esq. is a character mentioned in Persuasion and never appears in the book. He hailed from Gloucester and had an estate there. He was the father of Lady Elliot and father-in-law to Sir Walter Elliot. He was the maternal grandfather of Elizabeth Elliot, Anne Elliot, and Mary Musgrove. He has a few great-grandchildren from Mary; young Charles and Walter Musgrove.