Carlisle was born in the 17th century. His father, a religious minister, hunter mythical creatures, vampire being one of them. One night when hunting them, Carlisle and his father came across a small coven of vampires in the sewers. Carlisle father was killed in the process, and Carlisle was attacked. The vampire was chased away, and Carlisle crawled off to hide as he changed into a vampire (knowing he would be killed as he once aimed to kill vampires). He hid in a pub cellar under a pile of apples.