The book 'The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783'' by David Dobson is also available on archive.org. Abbreviations are listed at the beginning of the book, but as you observed, VSP is not there.
However, all those I checked whose entry included a 'VSP' reference arrived in Virginia, so I decided to check whether VSP might stand for ...
I think if you delve deeper you may find that the "I" is the Roman numeral for 1 and represents the month of January. I think Roman numerals are being used for months to avoid confusion between date conventions that may place the day number before/after the month number.
This conjecture seems to be supported by a Writing month with roman numbers Q&A ...
I may be stating the obvious here, but as the etymology of this abbreviation is not covered in PolyGeo's answer:
Xember and its associated abbreviations are using X, the Roman numeral 10, to represent the 10th month. Under the old style (Julian) calendar used in Britain and its colonies until 1752, the first month was March, making December the 10th month. ...
It is November [9ber].
Novem is Latin for nine. November was once the ninth month in the calendar.
You may also see 7ber for September, 8ber for October and 10ber or Xber for December in records.
These abbreviations ARE included in the list "Month Names in German", linked in the question.
To be more confident that "Xemb. means December" (which I suspect it probably does) you could look at slightly earlier entries in the same set of records for abbreviations like VIIemb., VIIIob./VIIIemb. and IXemb. (for September, October and November).
I found a Princeton University Abbreviations of the Names of the Months page that lists abbreviations for ...
I think it is "St." from the address "Cumberland St.", which encroaches on the next box. The bar of the "t" is detached, as in "Cottages" in the groom's address, and the dot is elongated, so that it looks like "S=" overall.
If you look at "St Patrick" on the top line of the full certificate, the overall form is the same, except it doesn't have a dot/line ...
"CH" refers to CHarles County, Maryland.
"A" (meaning "account") can be found in these documents: "Abstracts of the Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court; (multiple editions, called "Libers," see "Sources" below); V. L. Skinner, Jr.
"D" stands for "deed."
The numbers (5.150, for instance) come from the "Charles County Maryland Probate Records, ...
RFD = Rural Free Delivery, referring to those people on the rural mail routes. The numeral will refer to the route.
The abbreviation is noted in the introductory information of a 1914 Missouri directory.
Wikipedia also provides a good overview of Rural Free Delivery.
Rural Free Delivery (RFD) is a service which began in the United
States in the late ...
These are chancery court cases.
Ads is an abbreviation for ad sectam, Latin for "at the suit of". The alternative is vs for versus.
The difference is that for papers associated with the defendant entering the plea, the names are written [defendant] ads [plaintiff]. For papers associated with the plaintiff filing charges, the names are written [plaintiff] ...
Assuming this is "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" by Clarence Almon Torrey, there is a rather good guide to that 12-volume set at americanancestors.org here (TorreyIntro.pdf).
It's worth reading the entire document as it explains all the quirks of Torrey's indexing system. It includes a number of relevant notes (edited for brevity, bolding added by me)...
That's a list of people who competed in sports. So in your example it seems likely that VB is volleyball, FB is football, and MSW is men's swimming. I would presume that any three-letter abbreviation in that list which starts with M is men's something. So MTN men's tennis, MTR men's track, etc.
The years are presumably when the person competed in the listed ...
I agree with Andy's assessment, that the mystery abbreviation is the "St" from Cumberland St.
I know very little about the archiving process of Irish marriage records, but I would add that this appears to be a copy of a register, rather than the original. All text including signatures are in the same hand. There will be an original document containing ...
I suspect this refers to his degree – Master of Arts (Artium Magister), now more commonly abbreviated as M.A.
In the vital records you found this entry in, there is another John Rogers (d.1782), a Reverend (and apparently the father of your John Rogers), who also has A.M. after his name.
I could not find an image of the headstone for John Rogers d. 1827 – ...
The Queensland State Archives Brief guide 16 provides some explanations on Immigration Agent records.
Free and assisted passages were granted by the Government to categories of immigrants and their families, which were from time to time required in Queensland. These categories included at various time farmers, farm labourers, vine dressers, labourers, ...
NFP, RC is a place abbreviation for North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.
NC DC Ord Etc:363, I believe is a source or case citation. This is the Original Book the record came from. It's only available as a rare book now.
Title Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800 : Marriages and Marriage References for ...
When you're using an Ancestry database like Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 which was created from a book or series of printed books, browse back to the beginning of the book to look at the title page and front matter. Usually the abbreviations for the book will be listed on a page before the main body of the book.
Screenshot from Volume 1,...
I found one directory for 1906 where the listing of companies in the rear listed the same address for which the abbreviation confy was used under Confectionary.
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
See pages 934 and 938 of the images of the directory for Confectionary ...
One of the job titles in the legal profession is Advocate.
In some regions, the abbreviation Adv is suffixed to a lawyer's name to indicate this position. Other similar expressions would be JP (Justice of the Peace).
I'm not sure of the practice of Arkansas but the use of Adv in this case suggests that the individual was a legal Advocate. As the ...
The abbreviations are as follows:
Leg. - legacy, legacies OR Legatee (the person receiving a legacy)
D. - Death or dated (surely death in this example)
Ex. - Executor
R. - Register: sometimes this is date, register number and folio number but here it is just the date.
Wit. - Witnesses
According to the information on the death certificate:-
your grandfather:- Irwin Blake
his father :- Charles Johnson - Swedish
his mother :- Augusta Svenson
I'm am wondering why his surname is Blake as it doesn't seem to have any correlation with either of his parents.
It's not Johnson,Charles or Charleson as you might expect.
And similarly with ...