Inge, Hugh (a. 1470–1528), OP, bishop of Meath, archbishop of Dublin, and chancellor of Ireland, was born in Somerset, England, and was at Oxford as early as 1482 when he was admitted as a scholar of New College. He graduated BA at Oxford and was ordained priest in 1491. Inge held several benefices in the West Country and received dispensations to hold more than one benefice. He resided in Oxford till 1496; he then went to the Continent, where he obtained an MA and a DD which were incorporated into an Oxford DD in 1512. Inge was at the curia in Rome when he was appointed by Henry VII as a commissioner to receive the oath of Cardinal Adriano de Castello, who had been provided to Bath and Wells. He was warden (1504–8) of the English hospice at Rome. When he returned to England in 1512, he came to the attention of Cardinal Wolsey, who secured for him the diocese of Meath. By order of the king, Inge was included on the Irish council in an attempt to foster a stronger English presence, but he also worked well with the earls of Kildare. He served as vicar general (1520–22) for the archdiocese of Armagh during the absence of the archbishop, John Kite (qv), and presided over a synod of the archdiocese inter Anglicos in July 1521. His signature appears on several letters from the Irish council to the king and cardinal supporting the efforts of the lieutenant, Thomas Howard (qv), earl of Surrey and later duke of Norfolk. He was transferred from Meath to Dublin in February 1522 and had custody of the temporalities by April. He was responsible for restoration work done to the archbishop's palace of St Sepulchre.
Inge was appointed chancellor in March 1522 and held this position till his death in 1528. He appears to have had regular correspondence with Wolsey, informing him of the state of the Irish lordship. In February 1525 he wrote complaining that the lieutenant, Richard Nugent (qv), Lord Delvin, had insufficient resources for the postion, and asking for the return of either Gerald FitzGerald (qv), 9th earl of Kildare, or Piers Butler (qv). His letters to Wolsey and the duke of Norfolk in 1528 indicate that lack of finance was a severe problem in Ireland and that external intervention was needed to settle the disputes between Butler and Kildare. In the same year he wrote, with the chief justice of Ireland, Patrick Bermingham (qv), a letter protesting against the arrest of Kildare. Inge died on 3 August 1528, of a disease known as the ‘English sweat’, and was buried in St Patrick's cathedral.