Betsy Trotwood character jug designed by Albert Hallam and produced by Beswick of Longton, England, circa 1970. In Charles Dickens' novel, "David Copperfield", Betsy Trotwood is the great aunt of the principle character, David Copperfield. She is an eccentric old lady who initially is bitterly disappointed because David is a nephew instead of a niece, and for a long time has nothing to do with him. Upon seeking her out, David finds her kind-hearted in spite of her harsh exterior. She proves to be the best of friends to the lonely boy. Betsy's frequent allusions to the niece she might have had, whom she calls David's "sister," are amusing. Betsy Trotwood is also the caretaker for the villainous Uriah Heep. Her left hand, knitting needles and ball of yarn form the handle of the jug.