The Calton Weavers to be exact. They are from Glasgow, Scotland. This was a REALLY rough area, and life was dreadfully difficult. Apparently it still is. No wonder that they came to Canada, and no wonder that they must have been very disappointed in the the Canadian Shield shale they were given.
The Perth/Lanark side of the family descends from Scottish settlers who came to Canada in 1820. Many of them were from Glasgow and a large contingent were weavers from Calton, now part of Glasgow. One of the ancestors was William Hood (1744 - 1810) who was known to be employed as a weaver. His son James Hood (1776 -1859) came to Canada with his son William Hood (1799 - 1874). William is a great-great grandfather.
William's mother was Elizabeth Jones (1776 - 1803). She is buried in Calton Cemetery in Glasgow. This cemetery, also known as the Abercromby St. Cemetery, was famous as a graveyard for the weavers (and their wives) who worked in Calton.
The area and people were notorious enough to be recorded in song...this rendition by the Clancy Brothers.