There may well have been no such writer as John Scogan, whereas Henry Scogan, c.1361-1407, was a poet known to Chaucer. However, Henry's literary remains were meagre, whereas John came to be represented by the probably pseudonymous The iestes of Skogyn, published about 1570. It seems likely that by the late sixteenth century the persona of the dubiously-existing Scogan had absorbed that of the authentic one.