Hothby [Hocby, Octobi, Ottobi, Otteby], John [Johannes]
- Bonnie J. Blackburn
(bc1430; d Oct or Nov 1487). English theorist and composer. His father's name was William. Nothing is known of his early life, nor where and when he became a Carmelite friar and obtained the master's degree in sacred theology. He may be identical with the John Otteby, Carmelite friar of the Oxford convent, who was ordained subdeacon on ...