The scanty leisure of his first recess had been devoted to writing his St Andrews rectorial address on higher education and to answering attacks on his criticism of Hamilton; of the second, to annotating in conjunction with Bain and Findlater, his father's Analysis of the Mind.
On the suppression of the monasteries the "great tithes" were often bestowed by the crown on laymen, who, as owning the rectorial tithes, were and are known as "lay rectors."
In a vacancy in a rectorial benefice the Chairman shall be a Vicar of that benefice designated by the Area Dean.
The rectorial glebe, belonging to Wadham College, comprises about 60A.
The rectorial tithes of the parish, then valued at £ 8 12s.