James Biays (1760-1822)
This is a biographical stub for James Biays (1760-1822) one of the political 'bosses' of Fell's Point, Baltimore. His career as a shipbuilder, "mechanic", and merchant is discussed in The Mechanics Of Baltimore, Workers and Politics in the Age of Revolution, 1763-1812, by Charles G. Steffen (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1984).
For his trading activities to the West Indies, see: http://virtualarchive.us/mdsa_s512/html/index.html.
An index and analysis of Biays's trading activities to the West Indies will be forthcoming, linked from this page.