Chronicle of Bavaria by Friedrich Finning (1895), pages 345 - 346
At a time when the whole of Europe was in the throes of war, refugees from many European countries, including many noble houses, emigrated to Bavaria in search of peace. Rochefoucault and Mousquetonoviz of France, who settled in the pearl of Bavaria, in Munich; Bach from Vienna, Austria, who joined those people still living in Augsburg, and countless families from England, who were not satisfied under the rule of the mad King George III. Among the English were the Black's, who in 1798 bought several acres of land from Baron Leon von Verscheidenburg and settled in Tutzing, on Lake Starnberger. Lord Ellery Black was the chamberlain of King George III. However, in a fit of mania, the king attacked Ellery Black, starting a feud with the Black family. Whether the reason for such an action was only the king's sickness or whether there was something more behind the feud is unknown at this time.
What is certain, however, is that at the beginning of 1798, Lord Ellery Black sailed with his family from England to Amsterdam, before travelling via Cologne to Munich. Here Lord Ellery met with Count Leon von Verscheidenburg and agreed to buy land in Tutzing. In a few years, Lord Ellery Black had built a mansion near Tutzing, which he called Blackwater, a secluded estate that seemed quite different from the other English countryside mansions.
You may ask: why to write about this seemingly unimportant family of an English lord in the Chronicle; let the truth be your answer. We do not know much but have reason to suspect - based on a piece of information from a source close to the family – that the Black family is no ordinary noble family. This family has a gruesome secret. Ellery's wife - Elisabeth - allegedly had an underground shrine built somewhere in the woods on the grounds of the mansion, where she committed terrible atrocities and impiety while worshipping a dark cult. We suspect the shrine was built around 1815, the same year Napoleon fled Elba under mysterious circumstances, launching the Hundred Days War.
To live in the Black family was to be stalked as if by a dark curse. The family members died at a young age, often under mysterious events, and generally did not live to adulthood. It is said that they followed the teachings of Elisabeth Black and passed their dark religion on from generation to generation. Family members were often provided in connection with mysterious disappearances in the nearby villages around Lakes Amstersee, Starnberger and Ostersee. However, no direct ties to the disappearances were ever proven, and the dark sanctuary of legend was never found...