This is from a Bristol newspaper of 1770:
“Alexander Griffiths, who hanged himself in a cart house in Temple Back was agreeable to being buried on the crossway upon Totterdown with a stake drove through his body. But a story that a woman he had been associated with had sold his body for dissection, a mob arrived and grew very riotous, threw dirt and insisted on the coffin being opened to see if the body was there. The officer was obliged to comply and they found the body entire, after which they suffered the officer to discharge his duty unmolested.
How could he have been agreeable?