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Michael Francklin or Franklin (6 December 1733 – 8 November 1782) served as Nova Scotia's Lieutenant Governor from 1766-1772.

Born in Poole, England, Francklin immigrated to Canada in 1752. He represented Lunenburg County from 1759 to 1760 and Halifax County from 1761 to 1762 in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.

On February 7, 1762, Francklin married Susannah Boutineau. In May of that year, he was named to Nova Scotia's Council.

In the early 1770s, he was responsible for bringing about the Yorkshire Emigration.

He died at home in Halifax in 1782.

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