Betsy was a citizen of Edinburgh in 1645. She lived with Agnes, her long-time friend and implied partner.
She helped Bill Potts escape from a group of soldiers who spotted her while she was outside during the curfew. She invited Bill to stay the night in her home.
Bill thought she was in her eighties but could have been in her fifties because “people aged quicker in the past”.
Bill promised to buy her more vegetables after Bill ate the last of her broth.
She was grateful to be given the chance to spend more time with Agnes, even if it “wasn’t really her”. (Plague City)