|Great Chief of the Ma|
|Successor||Shoshenq B (= Shoshenq I)|
|Pharaoh||Osorkon the Elder, Siamun, Psusennes II|
|Children||Shoshenq I, Mehtenweskhet B?|
Nimlot A was a son of the Great Chief of the Ma Shoshenq A and of the King's mother Mehtenweskhet A, and thus a full-brother of the 21st Dynasty pharaoh Osorkon the Elder. His wife was Tentsepeh A by whom he had a son, Shoshenq B who later became pharaoh (Shoshenq I): for this reason Nimlot and Tentsepeh were posthumously called God's father and God's mother. It is probable that the couple also had a daughter, Mehtenweskhet B, who married the High Priest of Ptah Shedsu-nefertum.
When Nimlot A died, his son Shoshenq inherited the title of Great Chief of the Ma; Shoshenq obtained by pharaoh Psusennes II the permission to build at Abydos a great dedicatory inscription in honor of his father. Nimlot A and Tentsepeh A are also mentioned in the genealogy reported on the stela of Pasenhor.
Shoshenq A = Mehtenweskhet A unknown chief | | +--------+--------+ +----------+ | | | Osorkon the Elder Nimlot A = Tentsepeh A | +-------------+ | | Shoshenq I Mehtenweskhet B = Shedsu-nefertum